Hey Martin that is really terrifying news
Must say that I'm thinking a lot how to do something to prevent such things happening. And that is more than difficult. In some cases there will never be enough restrictions and laws to prevent some abuse. To me it is a little bit part of culture, for example in some cultures children are seen like plain objects and it is impossible to prevent lack of love and warmth given to them. And that is very appropriate surroundings for some potential abuse.
Even in my "warm" culture/country here there are some cultures that regularly exploit children and it is terrible for me to see stuff like that even I don't speak about sexual exploitation here but rather about kids left to streets and some hard conditions
. Only thing that I can do is to by some food, sandwich or whatsoever to them or to make some short talk and try to bring some smile to their faces. I can't find way to explain them what is happening, how difficult reality is for them and that is possible to have some better future. I think that in some cases only taking children away would be appropriate measure
I don't think that wealth have anything to do with it, even in wealthy families there are a lot of very bad and abusive behavior toward children and there are also opposite examples as well.
I think that in such environment there will never be enough restrictive measures to prevent abuse.
In sporadic cases some awareness rising and survivor's actions would do some improvement but in cultures where there are systematic failures till parents learn way to give more love to children it will be impossible to make some big change.
For me the real question is how we can make some culture more touching, warm, emphatic and human? Those are qualities that could bring some balance and more natural feelings into society making it better/safer in long run rather that some restrictive laws...
I guess that by teaching our children (if we have some) about those things/feelings and sharing it to our friends/family members is the only way. But even there I've found some traps; we all are in some way prisoners of our cultures and we can't escape it even we would like to do that. So actually some change that needs to happen has to start in our own hearts and now not in some future. In any case it will be very long way. Sorry if I runaway into some philosophical thinking; maybe I went completely into wrong view but this theme is bothering me a lot for long time...