MONMOUTH — There is an almost overwhelming statistical probability that you know a child who has been sexually abused — and there are equally powerful odds you know an abuser. Looking at the statistics, officials from WIRC-CAA Victim Services said they felt the need to break the taboo of talking about child sexual abuse. Victim Services Director Diane Mayfield said that was one of the reasons they called their educational event Thursday at Bridgeway in Monmouth “Stop the Rape of Our Children.”
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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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It May Just Save a Child's Life!!