The end of innocence: In South Africa, children raping children

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This is devastating!

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By Mick Krever, CNN

It is hard to imagine – a three-year-old girl being raped. It is even harder to fathom the rapists being children themselves.

But in South Africa, not only is this crime shockingly common, it may be on the rise.

45% of rapes reported to the police in South Africa are child rapes, and 50% of South Africa’s children will be abused before the age of 18, according to South Africa’s Tears Foundation and the Medical Research Council.

For over a decade, photographer Mariella Furrer has worked to document these crimes with powerful photos and accompanying narratives.

She has compiled her work into a nearly 700-page book, “My Piece of Sky.”

Click here to see Furrer’s photos in large format

“Most child sexual abuse is unreported,” she told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday. “The most important thing about this body of work really is to try to…

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“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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Truth

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Truth, yeah it kills you

Truth, you know you want to drown

Truth, so brutal, so cruel!
Truth – Yes you know you can’t handle that

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Sometimes in life, you wonder where you went wrong or what did you ever do to deserve the fucked up attitude of people. Like, literally. Everyone, every single individual in our world is messed up inside. None of us has a clear sight of what we want. At some point, I think planning future sucks. I mean, who knows what’s going to happen? God! Life sucks big time!