Judge Larry Thorne ordered today that a 4-week-old admitted to the hospital with multiple signs of physical abuse be released to a rehabilitative foster home.Medical staff determined that the newborn was a victim of physical child abuse. He suffered a skull fracture caused by compression or crushing, a rib fracture, liver injuries, a broken femur and tibia, broken jaw and bleeding of the brain, according to previous Enterprise reporting.
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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