COLORADO SPRINGS — Weeping uncontrollably, a teenage mother was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison for failing to intervene in what a judge called one of the worst cases of child abuse to come before his court. Samantha Salaz, 19, pleaded guilty to felony child abuse after ignoring her 20-month-old daughter’s cries in April as a family member allegedly bound her with electrical tape and left her incapacitated under a running shower. The toddler nearly drowned, authorities said.
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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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