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America's child abuse epidemic

Four times more children have been killed this decade than US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their assailants? Their families

Seema Jilani

guardian.co.uk,

Monday 24 October 2011

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An adult survivor of child abuse. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian






When I arrived to provide medical care, the four-year-old girl
was unconscious. She had multiple bruises, skull fractures, a brain
contusion, vaginal and anal tears, venereal disease, and was
hemorrhaging from places a little girl should not. The perpetrator? Her
stepfather.I actually sighed with relief when I learned she later
died of her abusive injuries in the hospital; at least she was spared
the anguish of surviving such brutality. Pediatrici


Added: Oct-24-2011 Occurred On: Oct-24-2011
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