Kansas Child Abuse Survivors Share Their Rescue Story Next Week on “Oprah”
SHAWNEE, KANSAS (February 4, 2011) Kellie and Kathie Henderson first spoke of surviving years of sexual abuse by several family members in The Wichita Eagle’s series, “Promise Not to Tell.” Now their story and that of family and professionals who vowed to rescue them will find a national stage on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Tuesday, Feb. 8.
Viewers will hear the disturbing story of the girls’ sexual abuse starting at ages 3 and 4. The show features the many heroes who helped end the abuse: the girls themselves, for disclosing their abuse and ending the secrecy; their neighbors, for believing the girls and taking action; and the response team, law enforcement, social workers and others who protected the girls and hold their offenders accountable.
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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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