Pedophilia Absurdity News Narratives

Its Implications on a Girl-Child Behaviour


  • Ogochukwu Charity Ekwenchi Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
  • Maryrose Ifeyinwa Onwuagba Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria


Pedophilia, Girl-child, Girl-child’s Right, Girl-child sexual molestation


The need to reinforcing communication on pedophilia’s sexual molestation of prepubescent children in this post COVID era is germane. This was as a result of escalating rate of  victims  who  died of sexual molestation  kept  dominating screaming headlines   of the media in Nigeria.  This is  scary. A girl-child sexual abuse is seen globally as pedocriminality with a high risk-health implications  like infections, HIV and  urine incontinence. In extreme cases ,the victims lose their lives, virginity and maimed for life. This act contravenes the Child Rights Act of 2003. The study aimed to create awareness in media, direct attention of stakeholders on injuries inflicted on girl-children,highlight its implications on girl-child and identify strategies to minimize the oddity in the society. Four research questions guided the study: What are the types of pedophile’s sexual molestation of a girl-child, the types  of injuries a girl-child suffered from pedophile’s sexual molestation, its implications on  girl-child behaviour and strategies to minimize it in the society? Anchored on Reinforcement Media Theory. Survey design via purposive sampling of 73 respondents derived from two federal government owned hospitals in Delta and Anambra were studied. Findings shows fingering, anal, vaginal penetration, lacerations and  bleedings. In extreme cases - death and destruction of victim’s reproductive organs. Respondents recommended media agenda setting, non-violent protest and strict regulations as solutions: The implications is that if neglected, the issue  may worsen by year 2030 proposed by W.H.O to get rid of cervical cancer in Africa.

Author Biographies

Ogochukwu Charity Ekwenchi, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Department of Mass Communication

Maryrose Ifeyinwa Onwuagba , Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Department of Mass Communication




How to Cite

Ekwenchi, O. C. ., & Onwuagba , M. I. (2022). Pedophilia Absurdity News Narratives: Its Implications on a Girl-Child Behaviour. Social Science Research, 7(2). Retrieved from