House votes for $720 penalty to malicious filers
A bill that would fine someone who knowingly filed a false report of child abuse passed a divided Oregon House on Tuesday.Representatives voted 37-23 to pass House Bill 2183, which makes the intentional filing of a false child-abuse report a violation subject to a $720 fine.
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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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