A 41-year-old Sheboygan man has been sentenced to two years in prison for a June incident in which he choked his girlfriend and injured their 3-year-old daughter while trying to yank her away. Solomon Byrd Sr., of 2225-A N. 15th St., was sentenced Monday by Judge L. Edward Stengel to the prison term and four years extended supervision, matching the joint recommendation made by the prosecution and defense as part of a plea agreement, according to court records released Wednesday. Byrd was convicted of felony child abuse recklessly causing harm and strangulation and suffocation.
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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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