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Column: Sexual abuse of Native girls widespread

"The sexual abuse of young aboriginal girls in Prince George has become a systemic problem that should be the focus of a sweeping inquiry, a women's rights advocate says.

'I think we have to have a real airing of what's going on here,' Lee Lakeman, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres, said yesterday.

'How many people tolerated this situation and to what degree? There's a serious need for some understanding within that community of what's happening,' said Ms. Lakeman, who was reacting to a recent CTV News report that confirmed two RCMP officers are under investigation for alleged sex crimes."

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