A New Zealand foster couple and their daughter are facing charges of child abuse after allegedly scrubbing the bodies and teeth of boys in their care with wire brushes, making them run around a racecourse until they vomited, chaining them together and forcing them to sleep outside without blankets. Andrew John Hemara, 53, Jenny-Lee Hemara, 49, and daughter Tamara Lee Hemara, 21, together face 38 charges relating to the abuse of four children between the ages of seven and 14, the New Zealand Herald reports.
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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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