SANFORD – A husband and wife who adopted a 9-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister then spanked them until they were bloody and punished them by starving them are to be sentenced this afternoon. Pamela Hardy, 47, of Altamonte Springs, the primary abuser, faces a minimum of 11 years in prison and a maximum of 70 years. She pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse and child neglect in June.
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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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