MANATEE — A 29-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison Friday by Judge Thomas Gallen after a jury deliberated for two hours to find him guilty of sexually battering a 5-year-old girl, according to prosecutors.
Kyle Wortman was convicted of raping the girl, who was from his neighborhood in the 2400 block of Bayshore Gardens Parkway. Wortman told the girl’s mother he was taking the child to the store with him to buy cigarettes on Dec. 30, 2006.
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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