Drug abuse, soaring temperatures and a sagging economy are cited as factors in recent child abuse cases in the area.
In the past two weeks, there have been 23 children taken into state custody because of allegations of abuse or neglect in Bowie and Cass counties alone.
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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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