A Fort Lauderdale man was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse and causing great bodily harm against his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son. Robert Mack Jr. was arrested Thursday. Fort Lauderdale police say he grabbed the boy on Aug. 6 and intentionally threw him to the ground. The child underwent surgery at Broward General Medical Center for a dislocated and broken right elbow, which had two pins placed in the joint, according to a police report.
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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