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Conviction Rate for Child Abusers Dismisal

February 1, 1999 · 

DAVAO CITY – Only few of those accused of child abuse and sex exploitation get convicted even as the reporting of these cases has improved the past years, children’s rights advocates here said.

Liza Degoria, head of the city government-funded Balay Dangupan. A center for abused and sexually-exploited children, said of the 175 cases of rape, incest and acts of lasciviousness that were filed in court from 1996 t last year, only 16 had convictions.

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