The girl is 17 now and no longer forced to sneak water from the toilet or suck condensation off windows. But she will require physical and emotional help for years. Three years after her father and stepmother were discovered to have starved and withheld so much water from the Carnation teenager that she wore a size 2 shoe and looked half her age, the state has agreed to pay the girl and her brother $4.6 million.
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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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