U.N.: 1 in 10 girls forced into sex acts

Posted: September 5, 2014 at 3 a.m.

UNITED NATIONS -- About 120 million girls worldwide have been forced to have sex and one-fifth of homicide victims globally are younger than 20 years old, according to a United Nations report released Thursday, which said 95,000 people younger than 20 died violently in 2012.

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