"An 11-month-old baby girl has died in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo a day after she was raped, the UN says. The alleged rapist, a man aged 20, has been detained by Congolese police about 140km west of Goma. He faces a life sentence." - BBC
I wish I could tell you that we don't hear stories like this all the time.
The fact is, they're all too commonplace in Goma.
As is not the case with the vast majority of rapes committed in the eastern DRC, however, this guy has at least been caught and will be brought to something resembling justice for his alleged crime.
What has to happen to a society for someone to decide to rape an 11-month-old baby? Or a 6-year-old girl? Or a 90-year-old widow?
Sometimes I just don't have any more words.
You can donate to Heal Africa, a Goma hospital working to help rape victims rebuild their bodies and their lives, here.