LONG BEACH, CA — A gang member was sentenced Monday to 155 years to life in prison in the shooting death of 16-year-old honor student Melody Ross. Ross was shot and killed while attending the Long Beach Wilson High School homecoming game on October 30, 2009. 18-year-old Tom Love Vinson was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder and one count of attempted voluntary manslaughter.
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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