LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC-TV) – Summer vacation is the time many kids look forward to, but it is also the time of year when child abuse cases in Louisiana rise, according to the state department of social services.
“We depend a whole lot on our school system when kids are in school,” said Sheri Hogg, with Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana. “”So, [summer vacation] could possibly have an impact on maybe neglectful supervision of kids.”
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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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