Between 250 and 300 complaints of violence against minors per year are received by the Office of the Attorney General for the Protection of Children and Adolescents of DIF Campeche, informed its Director General Fernando Oceguera Miramontes, who added that most of them are due to omissions of care; however, between 30 and 40 cases are related to sexual crimes.
He explained that the cases are received through all possible channels, including the complaints mailbox, as well as those channeled by other authorities.
The official estimated that of the 250 to 300 cases of violation of the rights of children and adolescents that they deal with, between 30 and 40 involve sexual crimes, although he clarified that they do not always involve rape; however, in all cases, full accompaniment is provided in the process of filing a complaint with the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE).
He added that this type of abuse has been registered mostly in adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age, whose aggressors turn out to be close relatives, neighbors and stepparents, while in the case of omission of care it is the parents or those who are in charge of the guardianship and custody of the minors.
Likewise, he mentioned that although the highest number of reports of violence against minors correspond to Campeche because it is the municipality with the largest population, there is also a record of cases in communities such as Melchor Ocampo and other areas such as Hopelchén and Candelaria, so he considered that the Attorney General’s Office must be attentive to what happens in the 13 municipalities of the entity.