It’s a place for fun and exercise for families, but what happened to a 13-year-old boy at a popular Lansing recreational facility is something you’d never expect. The boy’s parents shared their son’s story, but they chose to hide their identities to help protect their son. They wanted to tell his story in hopes of bringing about change. Last March a Lansing mother dropped off her 13-year-old son at the Westside YMCA. He was going swimming. When she returned to pick him up, something was wrong.
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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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