Child Abuse Against Children

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Every year there are thousands of children that become victims of crimes. Majority of the crimes that are committed are physical and emotional abuse, neglect, pornography, rape, and sex trafficking of minors. In most cases the crimes are being committed by parents, relatives, caretakers, and other people that give care and guidance to the children. Currently in the United States, child neglect has the highest rate for abuse at 78.3% of the crimes that are committed against children. Child abuse and neglect continues to be a common crime that are committed in the United States each day. There are at least more than five children that dies daily from either child neglect or child abuse. Each year there are 6.2 million reports about neglect and …show more content…
If you are charged with child abandonment, there are numerous penalties and sentencing that you could possible receive depending on the state law. It is also up to the state to determine rather the charge will be a felony or a misdemeanor. In any case that a child is abandon and dies, then the parent, guardian, or whatever adult that is responsible for that child will be face with reckless abandonment charges. “Children are some of the most vulnerable members of our society, mainly because of their dependency on others to have their needs met. And sadly, in the majority of cases, the adults that children depend on are the ones responsible for abusing them” (Joyful Heart Foundation …show more content…
In 2015, there was a Special squad assigned to the police department to assist with clearing some backlogged cases. During the time that they were clearing the cases, it was noticed that other cases had not been investigated and reported properly. Some of the cases were so serious that Darryl Forte, the Police Chief suspended almost the entire Crimes Against Children Unit because he said that cases were being worked too slow. The detectives mishandled a total of 148 cases, and attempted to cover up some of the evidence. “According to the memos, many cases sat idle for months. Fifty sat idle for more than a year, including the report of a 4-year-old girl who had been raped and infected with a sexually transmitted disease” (Rice, et al). Major Lindaman put the blame for poor supervision on the sergeants, he also blamed the detectives for not holding themselves accountable for their actions, and also the commanders for allowing the organization to fail over the past four years. Some of the relatives that attempted to make contact with the detective numerous times by calling but she never heard anything back from them. For a year the offender was in a Kansas jail for a separated rape crime against another child, which would have made it easy for the detectives to locate their suspect if

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