LEWISTON – Three area men have been arrested on multiple child sex abuse charges. Garfield County Sheriff Ben Keller said a Pomeroy father and son, Michael and Charlie Hopkins, were arrested late last week on charges of first degree incest, second degree rape of a child and second degree child molestation. They were being held in the Garfield County jail a $250,000 bonds. He said a third suspect, Delane Hopkins, was arrested on Monday in Asotin County and is also facing two counts of third degree child molestation and two counts of second degree incest related to the same alleged victim.
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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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