Kearns resident Antoneus Deslegte, 24, was charged with five second-degree felonies for child abuse Friday. Deslegte is accused of severely beating his 7-month-old twins, a boy and a girl. The daughter was admitted to Primary Children’s Medical Center on June 19 for a large cut and bruise near her eye, police records stated. After arriving in the emergency room, she was given a full set of X-rays, which revealed a fractured bone in her leg.
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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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