Fourteen-year-old Patrick abused a child – even though he is still a child. He is not unique. Shockingly, more than half of those who abuse children are teens or even younger. Patrick’s story is tragic. His violent father left when he was just seven. Since then his role models have been the steady stream of abusive boyfriends who beat up his often inebriated mother and abused both him and his younger half-sister. His victims have been fellow pupils at school.
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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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