A Hopatcong woman failed to stop her husband from beating and, ultimately, killing her 2-month-old daughter in Maryland, authorities allege. Jessica Denise Peavy, 20, has been charged with second-degree child abuse and is being held on $25,000 bail. “She obviously, as a parent, has responsibility for the child and she can’t stand by and see the child being abused and fail to act,” prosecutor Lindell K. Angel said Thursday morning.
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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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