An Arab woman accused of capital murder in the January 2008 death of her 1-year-old infant pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated child abuse. Marshall County Circuit Judge Tim Jolley sentenced her to 20 years in prison, and she will be deported when she is released. Perla Edith Hernandez, 28, of Lowery Road has been in the Marshall County Jail since her arrest more than three years ago.
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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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