A Marshall man could face hundreds of felony charges after a young woman claimed he abused her for a number of years, officials say.
John Wayne Hensley, 44, of 185 Hensley Drive, was arrested Monday by Madison County deputies and charged with three felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, jail records show. A detective said the initial complaint could theoretically lead to hundreds of charges if the district attorney chooses to pursue them. Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood said his department began investigating the case after the Department of Social Services reported that a 17-year-old girl said she was being sexually abused since she was in fourth or fifth grade. “She said she couldn’t stand it anymore,” Harwood said. “She said he had been touching her inappropriately for several years.”
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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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