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Despite Stigma, Nigerian Parents Demand Justice in Child Sex Cases

Mercy Philip will never forget January 12, 2017. That’s the day she says her 8-year-old daughter walked up to her and asked if she could wash her panties. Philip asked her daughter why she needed to wash her panties and her daughter said a male neighbor had "climbed on her body" and then told her to wash her panties afterward. The mother immediately took her daughter to a clinic. And on the same day, Philip and her husband went to the police. The neighbor, who was arrested...

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