Provo • A 38-year-old man who has been convicted of raping a teenager in Washington and still faces 20 new child sex abuse counts in Utah County was released from custody Thursday. State Fourth District Judge James Taylor said he has no legal basis to hold Lonnie Hyrum Johnson. The judge had previously found Johnson was incompetent to stand trial, with no likelihood of restoration, based on doctors’ reports.
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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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