23/06/2018 – Curacao Chronicle. / WILLEMSTAD – Member of Parliament for the coalition party PAR Anamaria Pauletta still has many questions that were not answered in response to the child abuse that took place at the boarding school Kinderoorden Brakkeput. In a motion, parliament assumed that there should be an extensive investigation into the ins and outs of boarding schools in Curaçao.
A television station in Curaçao spoke about a new incident at the Casa Manaita home with the 13-year-old victim. The child escaped and went missing for a few days. In the interview in question, the girl said she was the victim of sexual abuse at the boarding school.
Whether that is really the case can only be investigated further and it would have been good if the television channel in question had also given the boarding school a chance to give their side of the story. Broadcasting an interview with the thirteen-year-old did not go down well, it could even traumatize a young person.
The question now is whether children are safe in boarding schools.
Photo: Anamaria Pauletta