TAMPA – A 23-year-old man is accused of pressing a red-hot fork on the forehead of a 4-year-old boy. Leon McWilliams Lovel remained in jail today on an aggravated child abuse charge in the Dec. 28 incident, according to arrest reports. Authorities learned of the incident Monday when the child attended school. Bail had not been set for Lovel, 2008 E. Wilder Ave.
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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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