OCALA – An Ocala police detective charged a 20-year-old woman Tuesday with child abuse after her 2-year-old child wandered onto a busy roadway.
According to officials, on May, two women were in a vehicle heading east on Northeast 14th Street approaching Northeast 25th Avenue when one of them saw a toddler walking between some bushes from the 14th Street Apartments toward the sidewalk.
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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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