A Jacksonville woman has been charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury, and other charges, after authorities say she left her toddler in a tub of hot water. Felicia Shonnta Bell, 32, of Hargett Street, was charged by the Jacksonville Police Department with assault inflicting serious bodily injury, misdemeanor child abuse, and contributing to delinquency of a juvenile. Bell is accused of allowing her 3-year-old to be left unattended in a bathtub with running hot water, resulting in child sustaining 2nd-degree burns, according to warrants.
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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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