Justice authorities launched the investigation one day after nine minors ran away from the facility in Rancagua city, O'Higgins Region. They were found barefoot and scantily clad on a public road.
"They are beating us. They don't give us food. They shoot us up to make us sleep all day," the children repeated when they were found by a citizen.
The Chilean police returned the children to the center on Sunday, a few hours after they ran away. The next day, some minors escaped again while others climbed to the roof to denounce mistreatments.
TW // child abuse. violence.
This happens in Chile everyday in every center of Sename (National Service for Minors). They don't protect children's rights. They don't take care of those children. They make their time there even more traumatic. Please make it viral. https://t.co/rY5JAD83JK