TUPELO, Miss. _ A Tupelo man is in the Lee County Adult Detention Center on felony child abuse charges.
Sheriff Jim Johnson tells WTVA.com Jimmy Whitfield, 27, was arrested after his office was notified of a 10 month old child brought into the North Mississippi Medical Center on Monday. Johnson says doctors told them the child had suffered a head injury and his brain was swollen.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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