When Heather Smith was 3 years old, her father stabbed her mother. Her mother survived and her father got 10 years for assault.
Heather did poorly in school. She had trouble learning. She also had a rebellious streak. When she was 15, she got picked up by a 29-year-old man. He took her to his house in Granite City. He and two friends gave her whiskey and then raped her. Shortly thereafter, she dropped out of school.
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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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