The Auckland mother accused of systematically abusing her nine-year-old daughter wrote to Prime Minister John Key for help, her lawyer says, but the alleged abuse still slipped between the cracks of 12 different agencies. The woman, 30, faces 33 assault and neglect charges and the father faces three, after the girl was found in a cupboard, starving and dehydrated when police responded to a domestic dispute at the couple’s home in November.
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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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