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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,

Monday 24 October 2011


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
By: allyssa
Tags: Poverty, USA, Child Abuse, Texas, Rick Perry
Location: United States (load item map)
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