A Rowan County couple faces child abuse charges after investigators found a 6-year-old boy living in what was described as “deplorable conditions,” the sheriff’s office says.
Ronald Eugene Burgess, 38, and Rhonda Dawn Burgess, 35, of Long Ferry Road near Salisbury, were arrested Tuesday, according to deputies. They face initial court appearances today.
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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