Lack of protection, education causes child sex abuse
Recently, a school guard of La Pán Tẩn primary school in the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai was investigated for the alleged sexual abuse of 23 schoolgirls, and a male secondary-school teacher was found to have sexually abused his 14-year-old female student in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
Outside the country, a Vietnamese entertainer was detained in the US on charges of child sex abuse. The latest statistics from the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs reveal that about 1,000 children are reported to be sexually abused each year. This raises a red flag that points to rampant child sexual abuse in the country. So, what are the causes of this issue? Who can be blamed? Việt Nam News reporters talked to policy-makers, experts, teachers and parents to find the answer.