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Incidents of child abuse increasing; counties trying to cope
"We can no longer put our head in the sand," said Billie Jo Weyant, director of Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse. "Until people face the reality, we need to bring abuse of all sorts to the forefront. If it's kept a secret and if it's kept under wraps, it gives the perpetrators every right to keep doing what they're doing. We need, as a society, to talk about it, realize this is going on and take care of it."
Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw said the amount of sexual crimes in the county has doubled since 2004. He said the numbers include sex crimes involving both children and adults.
Courier-Express, Tri-County Sunday
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