SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A woman from Willard got a 15-year prison sentence with no probation for the death of a 9-month-old boy, Lucas Theede-Bennett, who was in her care in January 2009. Greene County Circuit Judge Calvin Holden sentenced Brenda Caringer in a packed courtroom on Friday afternoon after he found her guilty of child abuse resulting in death last November.
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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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