Beatings, incest, rape, pimping, trafficking
Physical abuse started when Layhla* was two, and the fondling by her dad began at seven. Within a year, the man began raping her, nearly nightly, always violently. Sometimes in the bedroom or bathroom, but generally the assaults happened in the darkness of the basement among the spider webs and crickets. Layhla learned early to be waiting at the foot of the stairs so she wouldn’t get thrown or pushed down them.
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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