Name: Semina Halliwell.
Died: June 12, 2021.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Suicide (Medication overdose).
Location: Southport, England, UK.
Semina was raped, allegedly by an older boy at her school. Traumatized, she told her mother what had happened. Semina, her mother, and her aunt went to the police together; she named her attacker and reported the rape.
But the police did not attempt to help her. Instead, the lead detective only talked about how much paperwork she’d have to do, and how the case would take a long time, and how it would be her word against his.
After reporting the rape, Semina was harassed at school and online. She was assaulted at school, and her family was threatened with violence.
Three months after she first reported the rape, Semina told her parents that she was fed up, went to her room, took an overdose of medication, and died.
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Name: Kaycee S. Oabel.
Died: February 22, 2020.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Rape/murder.
Location: Tayabas, Quezon, Philippines.
Kaycee was a 5th-grade student.
Kaycee went missing and was found dead two days later in the woods nearby; she had been raped and murdered. A suspect, with whom she had been seen hours before her disappearance, was shot by police while they were attempting to arrest him. Police said that the suspect had been holding a grenade.
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Name: Raíssa Caparelli.
Died: September 29, 2019.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: São Paulo, Brazil.
Raíssa was a “sweet, docile child”, shy and afraid of strangers. She and her family lived in Anhanguera, a suburb of São Paulo.
Raíssa was attending a charity event with her family when a 12-year-old boy, a schoolmate who lived on her street, lured her away from her family. Her body was found in the woods, tied to a tree; she had been raped and strangled. The boy was convicted of murder and rape; due to his age, he will serve three years in a juvenile prison.
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Name: Brandon Steckler Jr.
Died: July 31, 2018.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Abuse (Torture-murder).
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Brandon was a rambunctious boy known to jump off the back of the couch and aim a pro-wrestling-style elbow drop at his father.
Four-year-old Brandon was left in the care of his mother’s friend, a cruel woman who severely abused him and eventually killed him. Before she killed him, she sexually assaulted him, drugged him with methamphetamine, and tortured him so severely that he was unrecognizable. Because of the severity of her crimes, the prosecutor is seeking the death penalty.
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Name: Lucy McHugh.
Died: July 26, 2018.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Blood loss.
Location: Southampton, England, UK.
Starting at age 12, Lucy was sexually abused by a man who used to stay with her family off and on.
At 13, Lucy was kidnapped by her rapist. He took her to the woods, tied her up, and killed her by stabbing her in the neck.
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