The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Aboriginal violence noted in rape cases

An appeal court has cited concern about violence in Aboriginal communities while increasing jail terms for two men who raped young children. In one case a Northern Territory man who raped his seven-month-old cousin had his jail term increased by five years. The Northern Territory Court of Criminal Appeal also increased the jail term of another Territory man who, in a separate case, admitted raping a two-year-old girl. As the court declared the original sentences manifestly inadequate, Chief Justice Brian Martin noted widespread concern about violence in indigenous communities. "In many Aboriginal communities, crimes of violence, including sexual violence, against women and children are prevalent," Chief Justice Martin said. "The victims frequently live in deprived and dysfunctional circumstances without significant support.

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