Terre Haute, IN – Tonya Smith, 37, was arrested and charged with child neglect after police learned she had left her three children alone in a garbage strewn home while she went and played at an amusement park nearly 100 miles away. On July 2nd, a neighbor informed a police officer that three young children had been left unsupervised at a nearby home. The officer made contact with two of the kids, ages 12 and 7, and they told him their mother had taken off at about 6:00 that morning and went to Holiday World. The kids were reportedly dirty and stinky – their heads covered in lice.
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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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