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Mother seeks help for abused daughter

By Patrick N. Mensah, Maryland county

The mother of a 7-year-old rape victim in Maryland County is appealing to the government and philanthropists for financial assistance to ensure proper medication for her daughter.

The minor was allegedly raped on June 24, 2022, by a 33-year-old man identified as Robert Toe, in Pleebo, electoral district#2, Maryland county.

Madam Cecelia Nyemah narrates that her daughter was raped two months ago allegedly by Suspect Robert Toe, causing the victim to have spent days at medical facilities both in Pleebo and Harper City, respectively.

“I really want people to help me because for two months now my daughter’s condition is very bad; my people, your please help me; my daughter who used to walk from place to place can no longer walk by herself again because of her poor health condition”, Ma Nyemah pleads.

She also appeals to First Lady Clar Marie Weah, to please intervene in order for her daughter to obtain proper treatment.

“Let me use this opportunity to call on the wife of President George M. Weah, the Gender Minister and some humanitarians to please help my daughter; she’s actually finding it difficult since she was raped; I feel her pains; she is my only daughter; I am afraid to lose her.”

She says despite several visitations at various health centers in the county after her daughter disclosed that she was allegedly raped on 24th June 2022, the situation is still becoming critical day by day.

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“Please my people; I need your help o-o-o, I have been suffering since this thing happened to my daughter; she has been experiencing poor health condition; please everyone should help me; she’s dying slowly as day passes. Please I can’t keep this to myself alone, I don’t know what will happen after additional days.” The distressed mother cries out.

Madam Nyemah details that the entire ordeal started on 24th June when her daughter came from school and was lying down alone in the house when suspect Toe entered the room and allegedly tied a cloth on the victim’s mouth before abusing her sexually.

She quotes her daughter as saying after the act, the suspect threatened to harm her if she informed anyone.

But as the little girl’s health condition degenerated, she was immediately rushed to a health center where reports indicated that she was sexually tampered with.

Madam Nyemah continues that after the medical report, Suspect Toe was arrested and taken to the Woman and Children Protection section of the Liberia National Police.

She says though the suspect denied it, he spent several nights behind bar in Harper before his transfer to Fish Town Central Prison in River Gee county, pending trial. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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