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Woman Starved Son in Attic

Posted by Sandra On October - 14 - 2010
Rachel Perez of DeSoto was charged with starving her 6-year-old son and confining him in an attic argued Thursday that her bond should be reduced because she is pregnant. Jim Barcus/The Kansas City Star  08262010
Woman accused of starving Down’s Syndrome son in attic now faces murder charge

A De Soto woman who’s accused of starving her son in an attic was charged Wednesday with trying to kill the boy, ending her request for lower bond. Before the hearing began, prosecutors added a charge of attempted second-degree murder against Rachel Perez, 27. They also expanded the charges of child abuse and aggravated child endangerment, which she already faced, to cover more than two years instead of just one day. Perez is accused of keeping her 6-year-old son, who has Down syndrome, in the cramped, unfinished attic of her small duplex.


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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