Is this more fear mongering? Is child abuse actually rising, or just the number of reports (false accusations included)? Anybody can say this, but where is the facts? I can say millions of people are being thrown into an alligator pit each day, but without the facts to back it up, it's just a personal opinion. Until we start working on prevention and education, this will always be a problem. They are doing this backwards, IMO. They are just waiting until that kid is sexually abused, then locking someone up for it, but what about trying to prevent it in the first place?
By Stacia Willson
More than three years ago, Congress ordered all states to adopt stricter laws for sex offenders, but so far only Ohio is following the new rules.
Meanwhile the number of children who are abused in Texas continues to grow.
Employees at Child Safe, the children's advocacy center for Bexar County, say over the past year they have helped more than 1700 children who were sexually abused. The number has increased by almost 60% over the past four years.
Nationwide numbers show one in four girls, and one in six boys, will be abused by the time they've reached the age of 18.