Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell says 21-year-old Douglas Richardson of Smithfield was charged with felony child abuse with severe bodily injury after he took the child to a hospital Friday claiming she had been hurt in a fall from a bed.
Bizzell said there was evidence of sexual abuse and the girl had a serious head injury along with bites, cuts and bruises all over her body.
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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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