Sentenced for earlier child abuse case
Before he beat to death his 8-week-old daughter, an Easton man with a history of child abuse had taken the steps the system asked of him. Joseph A. Urquia had completed anger management and parenting classes, and followed the directions of his Northampton County caseworkers. Just the day before Urquia stuck baby Joselynn Urquia “at least twice” in the head, he’d gone to a health clinic where he received family therapy.
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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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