A Lexington day-care worker was indicted Monday by a Fayette County grand jury on three counts of second-degree criminal abuse involving a child younger than 12. Linda Ester Perkins, 55, of 313 Shropshire Ave., No. 202, is accused of torturing or cruelly punishing, or allowing another person to torture or cruelly punish, her great-nephew.
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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