On Monday, Newport News police arrested a minister accused of sexually assaulting a child over an eight-year period, beginning when she was 10. Edwin Benjamin Rosette Sr., 57, of Dutchess Lane, is charged with one count of rape. In a rather disturbing twist, in addition to being a minister, Rosette told police that he is also works as a counselor for rape victims and juveniles.
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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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