The state Department of Children and Families investigated previous allegations of abuse against an Old Saybrook woman who is now accused of forcing her son to sleep in a plastic dog crate, but took no action, a warrant application for the mother’s arrest reveals. Kathlyn Anthony, 54, of River Road, was charged Sunday with risk of injury to a minor and arraigned Monday in Superior Court in Middletown. She is free after posting $100,000 bail.
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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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