EL MIRAGE, AZ – The parents of six children in El Mirage have been charged with child abuse after police report the couple’s children were living in a dirty, cockroach-infested home. Sabrina and Richard Garcia were arrested Sunday night and their six children, all between the ages of 4- and 12-years-old were taken into protective custody and later placed with a family member. Officers were originally called to the home on Windrose Drive, near 115th Avenue, after Sabrina and Richard got into a verbal altercation. However when the officers entered the home, they reported the house smelled of rotting food and trash, which was spread throughout the home.
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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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