Justin Barnes, 25, and Sara Turner, 26, of Clarksburg, are each facing four counts of child neglect resulting in injury and four counts of child abuse resulting in injury.
Information from the West Virginia Division of Health and Human resources say their 3-year-old daughter was found to have extensive bruises on her shoulder and legs and a broken wrist; their 2-year-old son had a broken leg, a head injury, hand and fingernail marks around and face injuries, and the 1-month-old girl had two broken ribs, which officials say are from two separate occasions.
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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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