DENVER — Although more than two decades have passed, 26-year-old Rezal Martinez clearly recalls the extreme emotional toll sexual abuse took on her as a child.”From about the ages of 3 to 5, I was sexually assaulted by my father, and my whole life changed,” Martinez said. “It was so bad at age 5, I actually tried committing suicide. That’s when my mom decided, obviously, I needed to see a counselor.”
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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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