A 5-month-old baby is in critical condition after police say he was shaken violently. Waterbury police responded to a home Sunday night in responded to a medical call of a child having a seizure. The boy was taken to the hospital where doctors determined he was the victim of child abuse, police said. Officers arrested Luis Colon, 21, and charged him with first-degree assault and risk of injury to 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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