Abuse Charges Sought Against the Parents of 8 Year-Old Alleged Rape Victim
The rape of the 8-year-old girl in a storage shed, allegedly by four boys who lured her there with chewing gum, has drawn international attention, not in small part because of reports that the victim's parents shunned their daughter after the attack. The girl and the boys are all Liberian refugees.
Child Protective Services spokesman Steve Meissner told the Associated Press that CPS couldn't comment on the cases because of Arizona's confidentiality laws, but that "removing a child from the family has to be one of the last resorts."
Police haven't named the parents to protect the identity of the girl.