A steady, baritone voice echoed in the House chamber, crowded with representatives, staff and guests gathered in the gallery to recognize the importance of the fight against child abuse. “Katelynn Stinnett.” The name ran among the marble-toned pillars and sailed into the vaulted ceiling. “Katelynn Stinnett,” the voice announced once more; and the name coaxed sniffles, then tears from several guests.
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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