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Group: Guam adults referred to protective services

May 27, 2014

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam coalition says 172 of the island’s elderly residents or disabled adults have been referred to protective services as victims of abuse between January and April.

Pacific Daily News (http://is.gd/I5VN5v) reports the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence has launched a social media campaign focused on senior citizens on the group’s Facebook page.

According to the coalition, 30 percent of those referred to adult protective services in the first four months of the year were victims of emotional or psychological abuse.

The group says another 28 percent were victims of property or financial exploitation.

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