A 21-year-old Lafayette father arrested last week on suspicion of shaking, squeezing and throwing his infant son was charged Tuesday in a Boulder County Jail courtroom with knowing or reckless child abuse resulting in death. The charge is a class 2 felony punishable by up to 48 years in prison. The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office also charged Joaquin Campos with misdemeanor child abuse and harassment charges related to a previous domestic violence incident that was reported by his common-law wife, Angela Pickering. Campos, who appeared in court wearing an orange- and white-striped jumpsuit and rimmed glasses, is being held at the jail on $500,000 bond.
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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