RICHMOND — A Berea man accused of seriously injuring his 6-week-old daughter was indicted Wednesday by a Madison County grand jury.
Brian Farris, 19, was charged with first-degree criminal abuse after state child abuse investigators contact Berea police Feb. 16 after the infant was admitted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage, lacerations to her liver, rib and wrist fractures, evidence of seizures and other internal bleeding.
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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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