CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. — Authorities have ruled the death of a 3-month-old baby in Chicago’s southern suburbs as a homicide. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says baby boy Aaron Sweatt of Park Forest suffered multiple injuries, blunt force trauma and child abuse. The Chicago Tribune reports that authorities say Chicago Heights police received a call Thursday from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services about the boy, who was being treated at a hospital.
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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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