A convicted sex offender will stand trial in the rape and fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old East Liberty girl, a judge ruled this afternoon.
District Judge Eugene Ricciardi held Tushon Brown, 35, on charges of homicide, statutory sexual assault, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse and failing to comply with registration of sexual offenders in the July death of Lauren Deis. His ruling came after a short preliminary hearing during which a lone city homicide detective testified.
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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