GURNEE, Ill. – On June 5th, a 19-year-old girl was approached by a man in the parking lot of Gurnee Mills mall. He said he had a gun and forced the teen to drive hime to an ATM and withdraw money. He then had her drive to a church parking lot where he sexually assaulted her. Finally, he had her drop him off at a 7-11 at which time the girl drove away and notified police. Yesterday police announced they have arrested Richard R. Gallatin, 37, and charged him with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery.
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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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