MARTINEZ — An Antioch man will be arraigned this afternoon on felony child abuse charges in the beating his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son, who suffered a brain injury and has lost the function of one arm, a prosecutor said.
“He is suffering at least partial, maybe total paralysis in one arm,” Contra Costa County deputy district attorney Dara Cashman said. “Whether that will be permanent or not, I don’t know at this time.”
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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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