A case of child abuse in Worcester County…It happened on Booth Street, where a Sheriff’s deputy learned that the child and his father, Christopher Burrell, became involved in a heated argument when according to the kid, his father punched him in the face injuring him. The father is in custody on charges of child abuse and second degree assault.
Date of Incident: 1 April 2010
Location: 900 block of Booth Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Christopher D. Burrell, 46, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 1 April 2010 at 9:30 AM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported altercation in the 900 block of Booth Street. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a male juvenile who was visibly upset and suffering from a recent contusion to the face. The deputy learned that the juvenile and his father, Christopher Burrell, became involved in a heated argument when the juvenile stated that his father punched him in the face causing the injury.
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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