ASHEVILLE, NC —Asheville Police have charged a man and a woman after they said a sexual encounter turned into a kidnapping and case of child abuse. Lieutenant Wallace Welch of the Asheville Police Department said that officers responded to Deaverview Apartments just after midnight in reference to a reported kidnapping of a three year old child. Welch states that officers met with 36 year old Gerri Rae Carpenter who told officers that she had met a man named “Phil” for a blind date and he had driven off with her child.
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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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