A couple from New York are being held in Marion County on charges of abusing their 10-week-oldtwins, the Sheriff’s Office said. The infants suffered “acute factures are too many to list,” a statement from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. Priscilla Melina Martinez, 20, and Brian Juelz Joseph, 22, both of Brooklyn, were charged with two counts each of child abuse and/or neglect. They are being held without bond. The couple were visiting with infants’ grandmother before their arrests.
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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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