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Rape of a toddler

Rape of a toddler

Dispatcher files Today on my shift I received a call that no one ever wishes to receive – a case of child-rape. A lady called in to report that her 3 year-old toddler had been raped by a family member. I advised her to take the victim to the nearest hospital where she could be

Dispatcher files

Today on my shift I received a call that no one ever wishes to receive – a case of child-rape.

A lady called in to report that her 3 year-old toddler had been raped by a family member. I advised her to take the victim to the nearest hospital where she could be examined by a doctor and thereafter have a case opened by the police. A trauma counsellor would also be contacted to accompany them to hospital as well as assess the state of the toddler and her mother.

They managed to travel to Addington Hospital where rape kits were available and the child could be properly examined by the District Surgeon and qualified trauma staff. Police officers also arrived at the hospital to take a statement and left late that evening after obtaining all the necessary information to add to the case file.

In the days following I kept in contact with the family to see how they were coping and to find out how the toddler was recovering. Her mother confirmed that she was undergoing several weekly sessions of therapy with social workers and was also continuing with the course of treatment prescribed by the doctor. 

We will maintain regular contact with the member, ensuring that the recovery process is complete and to ensure that the young child receives the support that she needs after such a traumatic ordeal.

We would like to urge anyone who has been raped or who knows of someone in any situation of abuse to contact us and we will do all we can to help you.

Mdu (SA21)
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