S. STRABANE, Pa. — A South Strabane man police accused of beating his infant son to brain damage will go to trial. Keith Long, 25, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Investigators said Long’s 5-month-old son suffered permanent brain damage after he was severely abused. Long is charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of his son.
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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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