STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A 2-year-old boy from Concord was subjected to several beatings, ultimately leading to his death Tuesday afternoon, authorities say. Police found little Josiah Taylor, unconscious and unresponsive in his 345 Mosel Ave. home at about 12:59 p.m. Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze. An autopsy determined his death a homicide — the borough’s 15th of the year.
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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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