RALEIGH — Joshua Stepp, a former Army infantryman who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, was convicted today of sex offense with a child by an adult and first-degree murder. The verdict came after the six men and six women deliberated for nearly seven hours over the past three days. Stepp was convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting Cheyenne Yarley, his 10-month-old stepdaughter.
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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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