A database that schools, daycares, nursing homes and countless other organizations use to check the history of potential employees and volunteers could be cut in half by an Iowa Supreme Court ruling, officials say.
The child abuse registry has approximately 53,000 people with founded cases of child abuse filed against them, said Roger Munns, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Human Services. Half of them are there because officials determined they did not adequately supervise children in their care.
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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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