SPOKANE–The mother of a murdered 1-year-old boy says she never suspected her boyfriend, 22-year-old James Cooley, was a violent person and didn’t know he was being investigated in another child abuse case.“The only thing is, I just want to know why, how could he do something like that… and he laid him back in his bed after and went about his day and told me he had been sleeping,” Rebecca Mccollough aid.Spokane Major Crimes detectives say Cooley confessed to murdering 1-year-old Santiago and assaulting Mccollough’s other 4-year-old son Santana in their Hillyard apartment.
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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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