FORT WALTON BEACH — Nearly five months after a Shalimar woman gave birth on the side of a road, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged her with aggravated child abuse and drug possession. Krystel Lynn Marie Corkins, 26, who was in the county jail on other charges, was charged Dec. 2 with the two felonies. Corkins is accused of injecting herself once a day with crack cocaine for two weeks before giving birth to a baby girl July 11. The 4-pound, 6-ounce baby was born with cocaine in her system and withdrawal symptoms, according to an offense report from the Sheriff’s Office.
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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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