A Columbia man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of child abuse after reports that his daughter had been beaten with a belt. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department was notified by children’s services authorities around 2 p.m. yesterday about a 4-year-old girl whose mother had found bruising on the child’s leg and buttocks, Detective Tom O’Sullivan said. Deputies questioned the suspect, Jeffrey P. Turner.
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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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