The father of an infant who died under what police called suspicious circumstances last week has been charged with capital murder and felony child abuse, Covington police said today. Jared Meadows, 25, was arrested Tuesday evening and is being held without bond at the Alleghany Regional Jail.
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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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