Dubbed the “Protect our Children Act,” the bill, among other things, creates a new crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life without parole. It also expands the existing crime of aggravated abuse of a child to include anyone who recklessly causes physical injury to a child under the age of 14. The law currently only applies to day care providers. And in what seems a direct response to the Casey Anthony trial, the bill would also create new felonies for concealing the death of a child and failing to notify law enforcement when the whereabouts of a young child is unknown for more than 24 hours.
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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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