News Of This Woman Killing Her 11-Year-Old Daughter Because She Suspected Her of ‘Having Sex’ Is Proof Of The Perils Of Purity Culture
In a tragic and shocking incident of domestic abuse, a woman in Florida stabbed her 11-year-old daughter to death on Sunday because she suspected she was having sex. The woman, Rosa Rivera, 28, inflicted roughly 15 stab wounds on her daughter, Aleyda Rivera’s, body because, according to Rivera, her daughter was smiling “different”, which prompted her mother to believe she had become sexually active. Rivera then drove her daughter to Winnie Palmer Hospital to be treated, but according to authorities, her daughter had already died from her injuries.
The case has captured the attention of the local media in Orange County, with the community reeling from such a shocking act of violence against a child.
According to an eye witness, before the homicide occurred, the girl denied to her mother that she was having sex. Her mother proceeded to remove the girl from the public area, placed her in her car, and stabbed her repeatedly in her back. At the moment, police believe that the girl was neither sexually active nor sexually abused.
This case is one of the nearly 700,000 incidents of child abuse that occur in the US annually.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina has asked anyone who knows of domestic abuse situations to report them to the authorities.
Latinas on Twitter have been grieving the loss of this young Latina who would’ve turned 12-years-old this Thursday.
So sad for this young beautiful girl that passed may god protect you in heaven 💕— мєℓι ʝ (@MeliJudd) March 11, 2019
Child abuse and domestic violence are issues that are rarely talked about but effect thousands of people every year. When cases like these make headlines, it’s always jarring.
This woman simply said what everyone else was feeling.
This breaks my heart😭— Ilona Perry (@IlonaAnn) March 12, 2019
Tweets like this are representative of the larger Orange County community in Florida who are grappling with the death of this young girl.
This Latina claims she was there when the tragedy happened:
I was driving right behind her pulling into the valet. I saw her attack the nurse with a knife trying to talk to her. I saw her get out the car. I saw hospital staff run to the car and just stare in shock with mouths open wide. This woman was not right…. 😞— Betsaida (@betsycorrea258) March 11, 2019
Some Twitter users are demanding to know whether the woman was on drugs or mentally ill.
Other Twitter users have expressed rage at the fact that something like this could happen.
Pls what’s his happening to this world we live in?How can you stabb your own daughter 11 times! That’s is very baberic.She should face the consequences of the law.— charisshine (@kid28_cool) March 12, 2019
It is unlikely that Rosa Rivera was in her right mind when she committed an atrocity like this.
If you or someone you know are victims of domestic violence and/or child abuse, please reach out to the National Domestic Violence helpline at 1−800−799−7233 or call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453.