In the pageant, held Sunday in the northeastern town of Barbosa, in Santander department, young girls competed in bikinis as part of the annual Festival del Rio Suarez. The competition, which Mr Galeano emphasised has "always had the support and permission of parents," has sparked heated debate on Twitter. How horrible and irresponsible of the parents," Cristina Plazas, director of Colombia's family welfare institute, tweeted. Ms Plazas said she was consulting "with lawyers on taking appropriate action" against the event organisers, as well as against sponsors and parents. She also suggested bringing the issue to the attorney-general's office, which is tasked with overseeing public employees in Colombia, to punish authorities who encouraged this "abnormal" event.
By Amanda Williams. Beauty pageant judge Charlotte Holl groomed and sexually assaulted a young girl, plying her with cigarettes and alcohol. A female beauty pageant judge groomed and sexually assaulted a young girl, plying her with cigarettes and alcohol. But Holl has been spared jail - and was given an month jail sentence suspended for two years after she admitted four sexual assaults on a girl and being an adult who met a girl following grooming.
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After fifteen minutes of Go Go Juice and pageant tantrums, I had to turn it off — not because I disapproved of the Thompson-Shannon family, but because I resented that the show wanted me to disapprove of them. I arrive at this question a little defensively because I am myself the alumna of one child pageant: I placed second runner-up in Miss Preteen Minneapolis And no feminist is more agog than I am to report that my pageant experience was generally positive.