Police located Arango in August 26, this year, with the help of the Bensalem Detective David Nieves. After he was stopped and retained in traffic, Arango admitted engaging in sex acts with the little girl. She, who is now 15, told her story in February. The guilty man, who is now free on bond, wrote her a letter of apology. He faces a preliminary hearing November 6. Sexual violence violates a person’s trust, autonomy and feeling of safety. This is a more aggravated situation when a victim is a child.
A child who is the victim of prolonged sexual abuse usually develops low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness and an abnormal or distorted view of sex. However, it is estimated that at least two out of every ten girls and one out of every ten boys are sexually abused by the end of their 13th year in the U.S. Statistically, 15% of total number of sexual assault and rape victims are under this age. Child sexual abuse is difficult to determine because it is often not reported.