A teacher at Hickory Ridge Middle School called police after noticing a 12-year old female student with welts, stratches, bruises and swelling on her arm. According to the affidavit, the girl told the teacher her mother, Shenia Martin, whipped her with an extension cord on her arms and legs. The report says the girl’s 8-year old brother told police Martin tied the girl’s hands behind her back and tied her feet together with a sheet before whipping her with an extension cord.
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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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