LEE COUNTY: Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has added a man accused of child abuse to their 10 Most Wanted list. Eric Leigh Harder is accused of beating a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old left in his care in 2004. When the mothers of the two young children returned, they found both children had bruising on their backs and buttocks. The 2-year-old had a cut from either an extension cord, wire or clothes hanger, according to deputies.
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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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