Lourdes Heredia of BBC Mundo
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Mexico police free 458 abused children 'forced to beg'

Police in Mexico have rescued 458 children who allegedly suffered sexual abuse and were forced to beg in the streets.

Federal forces and military personnel raided an orphanage known as "The House of the Big Family" in Zamora, in the west of the country.

Nine people face charges of mistreatment, kidnapping and sexual abuse.

Lourdes Heredia from BBC Mundo says that the orphanage was "very well known" in the local area.

  • 16 Jul 2014
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