11 week old dies at the hands of her father
Easton, PA – Joseph A. Urquia, 21, has a history of child abuse. Last year, he admitted to assaulting his daughter, who was 3 months old at the time, by spanking her and causing a large bruise across her entire buttocks. Urquia told an Easton detective he had struck the baby “out of frustration”. Originally accused of felony aggravated assault, Urquia eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of simple assault, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to 18 months of probation by Northampton County Judge Leonard Zito. Yes, you read correctly, they allowed him to plead to a lesser charge. He is still on probation for this offense.
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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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