SALISBURY — Two juveniles who allege they were sexually abused by a Mardela Springs foster father have filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against him and the private foster care placement agency. The lawsuit, which names Stephen James Merritt and MENTOR Maryland as defendants, asks for more than $200 million in compensatory and punitive damages, according to sources.
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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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