This unfortunate little girl was relentlessly raped and threatened by her own kin.
Maria (pseudo-name), a 10-year-old girl from Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City, Philippines, suffered from repeated sexual abuse by her own grandfather and uncles.
One of her uncles, 20-year-old John, first tried to rape her on March 14 but Maria was able to escape him. On May 8, during the time her parents were at the hospital as her mother was giving birth, John didn't fail on raping her.
Maria didn't tell anyone as she was horrified of what her uncle might do if she did. She tried to leave their home but John threatened her that he would kill her. Thankfully, Maria's sister saved her by telling the truth to their father and aunts about it.
It was then revealed by Maria that not only John raped her but also her grandfather and another uncle. The two are currently imprisoned in Mandaue City Jail not for rape but for robbery as the incidents were only told by Maria when John's digusting assault was disclosed.
Maria's father cried and shouted in rage, hoping that President Rodrigo Duterte brings back the death penalty as he wants the rapists hanged to death. From then on also, he fears for the safety of his children who are all girls.
The Women and Children's Desk was already ordered by Mabolo Police Station Chief Inspector Wildemar Tiu to file multiple rape charges against Maria's grandfather and two uncles.
The poor little girl is now undergoing a series of psychological and trauma assessment examinations and therapy to help her recover from the predicaments she experienced from her own relatives.