Spike in child sex abuse cases over last three years

Better awareness and steps taken to identify and intervene in such cases cited as reasons

In February, a man was sentenced to 34 years' jail and the maximum 24 strokes of the cane for sexually abusing his lover's daughter.

The abuse started in 2010, when the girl was about seven years old, and continued almost daily for the next seven years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 16, 2018, with the headline 'Spike in child sex abuse cases over last three years'. Subscribe