Suspect held without bail in abuse of girls, 2 and 6
DANVERS — A Danvers man charged with beating a 2-year-old girl and her 6-year-old sister is being held without bail today, pending a hearing to determine whether he is too dangerous to release.
J. Franco A. Bertone, 22, of 96 Newbury St., 23B — an address for a mobile home park on Route 1 — was arrested Tuesday by Danvers police and charged with two counts of assault and battery on a child with injury.
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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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