A man accused of attempting to castrate his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son was convicted on multiple charges Friday and is facing at least 33 years in prison. According to the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, Todd Louis Lanford, 36, of the 2400 block of Cleveland Avenue, was found guilty by a jury of attempted malicious castration of privy member, several counts of felony child abuse, several counts of felony assault, felony child abuse, assault by strangulation, communicating threats, first degree sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a minor.
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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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