Welcome to another week.

The Court of Appeal has recently given a ruling in which it stated that Asian victims of child sexual abuse suffer more than white children who experience the same abuse due to cultural considerations, and as a result, punishments for the perpetrators could arguably be harsher.

Those considerations include the shame such a crime brings to the family, and the impact the occurrence of the abuse has on whether a girl is seen as a good candidate for marriage in the future.

Our question is just this: does this type of crime against children really affect Asian children more deeply than their non-Asian counterparts, or is the judge failing to acknowledge other factors which may also affect non-Asian children who have been sexually abused? 

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