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Sexual abuse: the Cover-up not only helps the perpetrators

For the past three years, the Commission collects for the reappraisal of child sexual abuse reports of Affected. tagesschau.de explains what conclusions the

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Sexual abuse: the Cover-up not only helps the perpetrators

For the past three years, the Commission collects for the reappraisal of child sexual abuse reports of Affected. tagesschau.de explains what conclusions they - and why the current is between the balance sheet only the beginning.

expand All Why the Independent Commission was created for workup of sexual abuse?

The Commission was appointed in early 2016 from the abuse Commissioner of the German government, Johannes-Wilhelm Rörig, initially for a period of three years. After numerous face-up custom of scandals, Abuse in churches, schools and other institutions, you should take as the first body in the world also abuse in the family environment.

It is to give Affected individuals and their stories room. "We aim to ensure that the company is aware", says the Chairman of the Commission, Sabine Andresen. Cover-up and trivialization of acts were used by the perpetrators, warns the researcher. It is a matter of Power, power relations and abuse of power. This is to detect and to draw conclusions is part of the work of the Commission.

can Also, especially in cases of criminal law are time-barred, the Talk about it and that Will lead to a certain amount of liberation, says the Chairman of the Board of the German children's aid, Rainer Becker in conversation with tagesschau.de.

How many cases the Commission has collected?

In an interim report, the Commission has now moved the balance over the first three years of their work. So far, almost 1700 people have turned to you. Nearly 900 Affected could be listened to in a confidential setting, in addition, almost 300 written testimonies were evaluated.

More than half of the victims suffered sexual violence in the family (56 percent). Twelve percent knew the offender from your social environment, 17 percent suffered the Abuses of an Institution such as school or Church. More than half (63 percent) were younger than ten years old when the abuse began. Of 524 Affected who have experienced abuse in the family, called 225 the father as the offender, followed by the stepfather or Partner of the mother (79). The next most frequent perpetrators were uncles, brothers and grandfathers.

triggered and will work-up and detection of abuse, as a rule, by Affected. There they met as children and even as adults, there is a resistance. Often the Silence of the Other part"".

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