“The accused chose victims of 10-years of age or below, mostly girls, to ensure his crimes were never reported.
Since children that young are naive and are unlikely to understand what sexual abuse is, he relied on this,” .
He further added:
“He would lure his victims by promising them sweets and take them to the room”
But, what has further shocked not only the authorities but also the police is Yusuf’s confession.
As per the police, Yusuf confessed of raping kids since the age of 25. Additionally, he claimed that he was also sexually abused as a child.
He reportedly told the police that his first victim was the daughter of a man who had sexually abused him.
His first crime was an attempt to ‘take revenge’, but he kept doing the heinous crime for a long time. He was sure that he wouldn’t be nabbed since most young children don’t have knowledge of sexual exploitation or legal actions that they can take against the person who sexually abused them.
2 weeks ago though, a young boy gathered the courage to share his ordeal of being sexually abused with his parents. When the parents came to know what Yusuf had done to their kid, the family complained to the authorities following which he was fired and a police complaint was lodged.
The increasing problem of child abuse has left no safe place for our kids.
The story of a child abuse victim turning into child abuser himself is just a horrific reminder for our society that what future holds for the coming generation.
If as a nation, we don’t exercise measures to curb this issue at the earliest, then we should be ready to face the rape epidemic.