Wednesday, February 22, 2012

IJM Gets First Conviction of 2012

I received this email from Sean Litton with the International Justice Mission recently. It's always great to hear about success stories like this.

Dear John,
Last week, our lawyers in Guatemala secured a conviction against a man who sexually abused his 10-year-old nephew, Ricardo.*
It was IJM Guatemala’s first conviction of the year. But more importantly, it was a huge milestone for Ricardo, who continues to heal from the abuse with support from our social workers and his family.
"Ricardo, he is a fighter," says IJM Guatemala social worker Delmi Ramirez. "He has a strong desire to move forward from here."
Imagine the courage it took for this brave boy to testify in court earlier this month against the man who had robbed him of so much. Ricardo is now studying in school, and he recently told us that he wants to be a lawyer when he grows up.
Thank you for being a part of the fight for children like Ricardo. Together, we are moving forward.
Sean Litton Signature
Sean Litton
Vice President of Field Operations

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