Reporting child abuse

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http://www.newarkadvocate.com/news/stories/20040316/opinion/89561.html

“a 7-year-old girl was found dead in a well in one of the state’s most gruesome crimes ever.

One neighbor told a reporter he often saw the suspect yelling at the girl and spanking her — sometimes with her pants and underwear pulled down. He said he thought about calling authorities but decided against it because he didn’t want to cause trouble for the family,”

And now he has to live with this for the rest of his life. Remember that the next time you “don’t want to make trouble”. Read the whole article..

2 Responses

  1. Michael Capanzzi

    …I just don’t have the words…

    I was completely impressed by your site here. As a victim of physical and mental child abuse, and a ward of the court myself, I admire your courage and ability to transfer all that hell to something good and positive.
    Mine is an extremely long and hard story that there simply isn’t enough time to tell, but let me say that I’ll be reading your stuff and hope you won’t mind if I link to it. I think others like us will appreciate your thoughts.

  2. Sam

    See…that is the trouble with abuse. I would like to think that if I saw a child being regularly beaten I would report it.

    Sometimes I think it is hard for people to understand what is abuse and what is justifiable discipline. If you see a child getting beat on a regular basis, or being yelled at all the time…that’s abuse folks! Don’t turn your head…that call may save someone’s life!

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