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Burden of Proof for Victims

Posted by Sandra On May - 27 - 2013

imagesProof is a burden for victims of child abuse

The little boy didn’t look good: gaunt features, discolored bruises on his face. He hadn’t been to preschool for many days and was already “delayed” in his learning. His stepmom and dad, who had been reported to the Missouri child welfare hotline for possible abuse and neglect, were in charge of his care. These factors, considered alone, might have led the Children’s Division investigator to recommend that 4-year-old Lucas Barnes Webb be removed from the home and placed in state custody. But since a change in state law in 2004, the investigator had factors to consider on the other side as well: Although Lucas had recently told an adult that his stepmom kicked him in the stomach, he didn’t tell the investigator he was being abused. He and his brother often played rough; the bruises could be a result of that. Police weren’t going to pursue charges. And the house had plenty of food. READ MORE HERE


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.
Educate Yourself--Learn the Facts--It may Just Save a Child's Life!!

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