Raped eight-year-old shunned by family

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The Independent US

A refugee girl aged eight who was gang-raped in a shed by four boys from her homeland, Liberia, has been shunned by her family.

The boys, aged nine, 10, 13, and 14, lured her to the shed in Phoenix, Arizona, with the promise of chewing gum. All four have been charged with sexual assault and three with kidnapping. Liberia's President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who has tried to change attitudes to the issue by admitting that she was raped, condemned the family's reaction.