The jury has reached a verdict in the murder case of a 14-year-old Pueblo West girl who was found sexually assaulted and murdered in 2009. Paul Wayne Stark has been found guilty on all counts of murder, sexual assault on a child, and child abuse resulting in death for the rape and murder of Ashley Patterson. Authorities say Ashley Patterson went for a walk in March 2009. Her mother, Jennifer Patterson, got worried when she didn’t come home and reported the girl missing at 3 p.m. Ashley’s half-naked body was found about an hour later in a large prairie field in Pueblo West after deputies brought a tracking dog to her neighborhood.
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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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