Not even the sacred halls of New Beverly Baptist Church afforded protection to the young boys who fell victim to Randall T. Hollifield, a 46-year-old Powell man who was sentenced to spend 50 years in prison Friday for molesting three children.
Hollifield, who was a youth volunteer at the Knoxville church, used his position to meet boys and even videotaped one of them performing sexual acts in the house of worship’s gymnasium and fellowship hall, authorities said during a hearing in Knox County Criminal Court.
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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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