DAVENPORT, Iowa—A 10-year-old girl refused to go home on her school bus and stayed behind to tell a teacher about years of molestation at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend, to save her little sisters from ongoing abuse. ”I didn’t want them to get hurt anymore or bad things to happen to me, again”, the 10-year-old victim said. She says she told her mother about the abuse for two years, but her pleas for help were ignored.
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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