REHOBOTH – The local mother accused of beating her 2-year-old son to death in a fit of rage while pregnant with another child has since given birth while held in custody awaiting trial for murder. No trial date has been set yet for Kim Peno, 39, a woman authorities say had a lengthy history of child abuse and neglect when she allegedly fatally beat her son Timothy at her Blanding Road home on the night of March 17. She has pleaded innocent in Fall River Superior Court and her husband, 65-year-old Joseph, was subsequently charged with child endangerment and is awaiting trial in Taunton District Court. He has pleaded innocent.
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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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