Girl tells jury the couple verbally, physically abused her
CORPUS CHRISTI — The 10-year-old daughter of a Corpus Christi man accused of forcing her to take a scalding hot shower testified on Wednesday that she also endured slaps to the face, kicks and belt whippings from her father and his girlfriend. The girl’s father, Palanco Tatman, 30, and Crystal Robinson, 27, each face seven felony counts of injury to a child. The girl was brought to Driscoll Children’s Hospital on June 15 and was flown that same day to a Galveston hospital for treatment of burns on more than 20 percent of her body.
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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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