Paper Title: Child Sexual Abuse Involving a 6 year old Female Victim and a 15 year old male Assailant: A Case Report
Authors: Eli S, Anolue M, Mmom C, Ogu R, John O, Akani N, Okeafor C.U.
BACKGROUND: Child sexual abuse is a serious infringement on the rights of the child. It poses a severe consequence for younger children. This important social problem has paucity of local data. OBJECTIVE: To highlight on a case of a sexually abused child presenting to Paediatrics and Obstetrics departments of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. CASE: She was a 6 year old nursery 3 pupil who presented at the Paediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynaecology department of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital with complaint of “ rape” by a 15 year old next door neighbor six days prior to presentation . CONCLUSION: This case report shows that child sexual abuse may not be uncommon in our environment. As a deterrent to curb this crime, perpetrators of this act should be prosecuted and rehabilitated whenever possible.