Janet and Bill Thompson recently discovered that their son Scott had been molested. They were appalled and saddened by the idea that someone violated their child, nine-year-old Scott. Friendly an bright, Scott is a popular child who played Tom Sawyer in his class play, and with his red hair and freckles, he was well suited to the part. He loves the outdoors and enjoys building tree houses and forts with the other neighborhood kids.
The Thompsons feel numb and confused. They wonder why they couldn’t prevent their son’s abuse. Would Scott believe them when they said they would protect him from further harm? Was it a realistic promise? Why did their emotions swing so dramatically? And how were they to keep their seven-year-old daughter, Beth, safe? Had their seventeen-year-old son, Brad, been molested as well but was too afraid to let them know?
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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