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Honduras: One-year-old girl dies after being abused in state custody

Honduras: One-year-old girl dies after being abused in state custody

The child was separated from her family three months ago and taken to Tinaf detention due to severe malnutrition.

A 12-month-old girl died in the custody of the Directorate for Children, Adolescents and Families (Dinaf) in San Pedro Chula, Honduras’ second largest city, after allegedly being abused.

Lizeth Coello, director of the company, said that an investigation is being conducted.

The mother told reporters that her daughter was taken to Dinaf detention three months ago due to severe malnutrition.

Apparently, the girl was transferred to the Mario Caterino Rivas Hospital in San Pedro Sula on Friday, where doctors noticed some signs of abuse, and she died hours later, relatives said, demanding justice to prevent any other child from being raped.

Dinaf’s director confirmed that the agency has launched an investigation into the incident and the minor has been in state custody for three months.

“All the details of what happened in the foster home and the reasons why the minor was admitted to the care center are compiled,” Coelho stressed, as Diario published in 2001.

He informed that a Dinaf team has been appointed to carry out proper investigations to clarify what happened in the house, adding that the girl was admitted to the hospital due to pneumonia problem.

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In this regard, Defense Minister Gustavo Sánchez said he ordered an investigation into what happened after deeming it “unacceptable”.

Between 2021 and 2022, Honduras recorded about 3,112 complaints of sexual abuse of minors between the ages of 8 and 15, most of which were not prosecuted, according to official statistics.

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