Activities that two Placer County men considered “rough-housing” with young children has earned them jail terms for physically abusing a 10-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl.
Jason Anthony Barr, 29, of Colfax and his ex-roommate, Mark Alan Swan, 30, were each sentenced to more than one year in Placer County Jail and four years of probation for conduct that included sitting on the boy’s chest while play wrestling. Barr and Swan each weighs more than 200 pounds.
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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