A man facing a murder charge in connection with death of his 6-year-old stepson had been investigated by Child Protective Services on child-abuse allegations as far back as December, officials said.
CPS spokesman Steve Meissner said the state agency is conducting an investigation with local authorities against Koffi A. Dogbevi, 23, who is accused of beating Michael Ibarra on Aug. 3.
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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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