A Bristol woman — allegedly intoxicated since Friday and acting “out of her head” — was arrested Tuesday on charges of child abuse and neglect, following her 13-year-old daughter’s call to 911. An arrest report from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office says the woman was also responsible for the welfare of four additional children, one being a special needs child. The report did not specify if theses juveniles, ages 4, 7, 11 and 13, were related to the woman.
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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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