Child abuse is usually associated with Third World countries but here in the West the abuse is rampant. A recent report supposed to be released next September children are being abused, particulaly young girls for sexual gratification.
The report has shocked British MPs and public. While we show sympathy to the bizarre happening in Bahrain - where an 11-year old boy is being held as a "political detainee" - we need to look around and report child abuse at home or abroad.
A recent report says: "Girls as young as 11 "expect" to have to perform sex acts on rows of boys for up to two hours at a time in parts of London, a watchdog said in a warning that serious child abuse is rife right across England.
Deputy Children's Commissioner Sue Berelowitz said her in-depth study of the problem suggested there "isn't a town, village or hamlet in which children are not being sexually exploited".
And she shocked MPs with a graphic description of just some of the crimes she had encountered in her research for a major report due out in September."
Exploitation involves victims and abusers of all races and cultures.