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Rape suspected among children at weight-loss camp

The Local · 14 Sep 2010, 15:48

Published: 14 Sep 2010 15:48 GMT+02:00

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One child’s mother filed a report several weeks ago to report the alleged incidents at the facility, said spokeswoman Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt. Possible victims are being questioned to clarify exactly what happened.

“Then we’ll have to see if there are responsible parties,” she said, adding that the authorities were currently investigating “in all directions.”

They are certain, however, that all of the children involved were younger than 14, and thus too young for criminal prosecution.

According to daily Bild, a group of nine to 13-year-olds were involved in a series of rapes at the health clinic on the island town of Westerland in July and August. The game “spin-the-bottle” allegedly degenerated into some of the children being forced into sex, the paper said.

The case is similar to incidents that came to light in July, when eight teenage boys admitted to sexually abusing other younger boy at a summer camp on Dutch island of Ameland.

The attackers allegedly used objects including cola bottles and broomstick handles to sexually assault six boys, all aged about 13. The incidents occurred at the youth dormitory of a holiday camp sponsored by the city of Osnabrück’s municipal sports association.

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The incidents led to a debate about the need to improve supervision at summer camps. The Lower Saxony state sporting federation has already announced it will examine further measures for training of supervisors.


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17:02 September 14, 2010 by gsmbears
"The incidents led to a debate about the need to improve supervision at summer camps. The Lower Saxony state sporting federation has already announced it will examine further measures for training of supervisors."

The debate needs to be about punishing the kids that do this. How ignorant do you have to be to give someone under a certain age free rein to do whatever they want with no fear of retribution?
01:00 September 15, 2010 by Logic Guy
Well, this is just another example of how destructive liberalism is. In such a camp, there should be at least one matrue adult in the same dorm as the kids. The idea that kids are honest and innocent is obviously a bunch a crap.

When will humans realize, that a non-emotional form of Psychology should be the primary focus of life here on earth?

I'm sure most of you agree that our species lacks the intelligence necessary to function successfully in this world. We must soon gain access to a higher form of intelligence, or become extinct.
10:20 September 15, 2010 by tallady
The need to improve supervision????? Broom sticks and coke bottles used in sexual assaults !! These people need to wake up and address these criminal issues ,supervision I would think is the least of their problems and the easiest ,how about some criminal charges for the criminally insane children,if one of these vics was my child you can bet I would not settle for a frown and a slap on the hand.. Although the article did say all the facts are not in . maybe this is all hype,,I sure hope so...sounds extremely bad for the children involved,, I also would like to know where the adults were..maybe they should be prosecuted for gross neglect.
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