Grenada: A 27-year-old man from New York has been pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child in Grenada by the Eastern District of New York City.
Earlier, the accused was pleaded guilty by the Grenadian court and was charged a fine of $1,500 and directed to pay $600 compensation to the victim rather than getting imprisonment.
The man was also having citizenship in Grenada.
He has been pleaded guilty to the charge of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in a foreign location.
As per the reports, the man sexually harassed the boy during his trip to the Caribbean island in 2019, as he forced him to commit oral sex on him. The incident took place when the man was given the responsibility to temporary take care of the child.
The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General – Kenneth A. Polite Jr of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, US Attorney – Breon Peace for the Eastern District of New York, & the Acting Special Agent in Charge – Rick J. Patel for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York.
These types of horrific and shameful incidents of child sexual exploitation are now becoming common around the world. While the reports reveal, the majority of the child sex abuse victims are familiar with their abusers.
It is so disheartening to watch these grooming young minds going from such exploitation, which eventually leaves a drastic imprint on the minds of children.
The consequences of child sexual abuse can contain depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, the propensity to further victimization in adulthood, and physical injury to the child, among other problems.
While Child marriage is one of the main structures of child sexual abuse, the global prevalence of child sexual abuse has been estimated at around 19.7% for females & 7.9% for males.
The data further highlights that the majority of child sexual abuse is committed by men. Studies done on female child molesters show that women commit 14% to 40% of offences reported against boys and 6% of offences reported against girls.