A man and two women are facing felony charges, Johnston County authorities say, after a 15-year-old girl was sold for sex. Teresa Ashworth Page, 41, of 1120 William R. King Road, Newton Grove, was arrested Monday and charged with felony child abuse by prostitution. Page was paid to allow Johnny Franklin Thornton, 62, to rape the girl, Johnston County sheriff’s investigators said.
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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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