ORLANDO, Fla. — Police have accused a local man of shaking his 4-week-old son so badly that the child’s ribs broke, his skull cracked and he may have permanent brain damage.Investigators said it is the worst case of child abuse they’ve seen in decades.The child’s maternal grandmother, Ingris Viscaino, said the child is on a ventilator at Florida Hospital Orlando.
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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