A video from Turkey shows a stepmother brutally abusing a young boy both physically and sexually, striking the young boy with enormous force and appearing to rape him.
But karma may have caught up with the woman in prison when other inmates learned about her crimes.
The video, posted to the internet this week, has gone viral and led to outrage across the world. Though the video was posted on news sites in Turkey and uploaded to YouTube in Turkish, details of the case have trickled to the rest of the world. This week, a link to the video was posted on Reddit.
In the video, the stepmother is seen striking the young boy with what appears to be a wooden rod. Later, she appears to sodomize the boy with the same weapon and then force it down his throat. She also slammed the boy hard to the ground.
She also beats the boy on the soles of his feet and at one point appears to cover his mouth, briefly suffocating him.
There is even a Change.org petition calling on leaders in Turkey to provide proper treatment for the boys who allegedly suffered the abuse.
“I regret that I watch the video stepmother in Kayseri. For hours he haunts images. I just watched. 2 So that innocent baby? Who knows how they will remember throughout their lives?
“Body heal by Allah’s leave, many minds? How will they forget it. We do not want to see the new child violence will not be compensated.
“Pedagogue and a good treatment for these children, toys, morale, we need love and kindness. Our state and we want to provide all the necessary support from experts in these children.”
The video was reminiscent of another viral video showing disturbing child abuse. Last year, video from Africa showed a babysitter force-feeding a toddler and then brutally beating the girl after she vomited. The woman slammed the young girl to the ground, then stepped on the child with her full weight and kicked the girl in the head.
When the father saw the video, he allegedly beat the babysitter nearly to death, though Nehanda Radio reported that police did not arrest the father, instead charging the babysitter with attempted murder.
The latest video may be evidence of a disturbing trend in Turkey, where experts say sexual abuse toward children has been on the rise in recent years. Government statistics showed that cases of child abuse rose steadily between 2008 and 2012, with 17,589 cases in 2012 alone, the Hurriyet Daily News found.
The epidemic has stretched beyond 2012 as well. Last year, the Forensic Medicine Institute found that there were 650 cases of sexual abuse registered each month, a separate report from the Daily News found.
“The reports on the mental health reports of victims are completed over a period of six months for children and one year for adults, it also said.
“Data collected from Child Watch Centers in just 13 provinces last month showed that 2,792 children suffered sexual abuse last year, while 263 were married despite being underage.”
But the Turkish woman caught on video abusing her stepson may have already suffered for her alleged crimes. A news report from Turkey claims that she was badly beaten in prison when other inmates learned about the abuse.
The translated report claims that she suffered a number of injuries during the beating, but was ultimately treated and is awaiting transfer to another prison. The woman’s name was not given, and it is not clear how long a term she faces in prison.
Video of the stepmother in Turkey abusing the young boy can be seen here, but be warned that it contains images of graphic violence and abuse.
[Image via YouTube]