KSDK — A 47-year-old Warrenton man was arrested Monday on charges of sexual abuse of a child, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department said.
According to Sheriff Kevin Harrison, investigators were contacted April 12 about a possible incident of molestation. A friend of the 15-year-old victim spoke with detectives and further investigation led to the arrest of Mark A. Shepherd.
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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