OKLAHOMA CITY — Thursday’s arrest of a 69-year-old Payne County man for sex crimes against his own family brought to light the disturbing reality that has destroyed thousands of children and their families’ lives. That’s why experts say it is so important to recognize early warning signs.
Many children who have been molested by a family member keep their abuse a secret because they are ashamed or afraid to break up the family, and when it is revealed, it is often by accident.
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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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