ORLANDO — They’re fighting to protect children who all too often fall victim to abuse by the hands of their own parents. Child abuse investigators with Department of Children and Families are the first on the scene, and often the only ones to follow a child’s story from start to finish. News 13 took a closer look at their day-to-day work and explains their heartbreak of investigating an innocent child’s death.
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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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It May Just Save a Child's Life!!