Sexual violence in schools in Bogotá: 163 cases, in the hands of the Prosecutor’s Office

So far this year, 702 cases of sexual abuse have been registered in the capital, of which 276 correspond to minors under 14 years of age, that is, about 40% of the reported cases.

The District Secretary of Education of Bogotá announced that it sent to the prosecution cases of sexual violence in official schools of the District, presumably committed by teachers attached to the entity.

“It is important to clarify that as of March 1, there were 154 active disciplinary proceedings and the base delivered to the Prosecutor’s Office was updated as of March 18, so they are already included in total. 163 cases about possible sexual violence in schools”, assured Edna BonillaSecretary of Education of Bogotá.

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The complaints will be investigated by teams from the Prosecutor’s Office, which promised to give the first results in this regard in a period of 30 days.

These measures are added with the arrival of six specialized prosecutors to the three Houses of Justice in Ciudad Bolívar, Suba and Barrios Unidos to strengthen the comprehensive route for women, which will now attend cases of children and adolescents who are victims of sexual violence in the capital.

For its part, the Ministry of Education will hold an educational conference this Tuesday on the different types of violence that are reproduced in schools and how they should be addressed.

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In this sense, a guide for prevention and care of violence in the school environmentas well as the strengthening of support networks for members of the educational community.

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Sexual violence in schools in Bogotá: 163 cases, in the hands of the Prosecutor’s Office