A woman identified as Esmeralda managed to prevent a man from sexually abusing an eight-year-old boy, after she noticed something suspicious.
As reported by Noticieros Televisa , the events occurred in the Huejutla municipality, in the state of Hidalgo, Central Mexico.
The aforementioned media mentions that the woman noticed that the man was walking away with the child towards an empty lot, so she began to follow them. When she reached them, she saw a terrible scene: the subject had his pants below his knees and was stripping the child of his clothes, so she did not hesitate and confronted him.
Esmeralda was able to subdue the man, and to immobilize him she tied him up with a rope, then called the authorities for help, according to her own statements, the aggressor was in a state of drunkenness.
Noticieros Televisa points out that the man and the boy were referred to the “Victim and Family Attention Center” where the boy indicated that it was not the first time that the subject had abused him, for which an investigation file was opened.
The event is not recent though, on the Twitter account @CODIGO_NEGROMX released the story on July 2nd, but it was until today that various local and national media outlets starting to publish the story.
Sexual violence against minors is a serious situation in Mexico, according to data from the newspaper El Universal , in 2019 there were 3,461 reports of this crime. The states where there is a higher incidence: State of Mexico, Puebla, Baja California, Nuevo León, Mexico City, Chihuahua, Oaxaca, Campeche, Coahuila and Zacatecas.
But the figures could be different, since, according to the journalist San Juana Martinez , the Collective against Child Sexual Abuse and Mistreatment, points out that, when it comes to sexual abuse against minors, only one case in 100 is reported.