Utah Has High Rates Of CA and CSA

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Utah has a Child Abuse andd Child Sex Abuse problem.

Utah has a child abuse problem.

At a conference about preventing child abuse, it was reported that Utah ranks eighth in child abuse and first in sex abuse rates of children.

Kit Sumner was sexually abused as a child and he said it has affected his whole life.

“It never really goes away,” he said.  “It comes out sooner or later.”

“The abuse is not only terrible while it’s going on, it’s not only horrible in itself, but afterwards, it makes them susceptible to further victimization,” said Utah’s Attorney General Sean Reyes, who addressed the conference.

Numbers show Utah is eighth highest among all states in child abuse.  The state had 6,900 cases in 2014.  Of those, 27 percent were sex abuse, the highest rate of any state.  Only 13 percent of the cases were neglect, one of the lowest rates among all states.

Carrie Jensen of Prevent Child Abuse said Utah has tougher laws than other states and may pursue child abuse more vigorously and that might help explain the high rates.

She wants to make sure help is more available for the victim and to pursue prosecution for the perpetrators.

But child abuse is difficult to count and victims are often unable to speak out or get help.

REMEMBER: Less Than 25% Of Child Abuse Incidents Are Reported

Our Children Are Alone. Even more alone than many of you realized, as you will see in my next post.

Hello?  I’m all alone and scared.  (Quieter) oh please, please don’t let it hurt me again…. (child starting to cry)

ALONE, in a fight for their lives.  Can you hear them?

Hello?!?!?  Please help me…. (quieter, but still crying).  HELLO!!!! (Child scared and crying, almost screams, and the sound of little footsteps) oh no please….

More and more are realizing that the actual numbers of Children that are Sexually Abused are far higher than listed, but so are the number of innocent Children that are murdered every year.

HELLLLOOOO!?!?!?!

How is there only 686,000 incidents of Child Abuse every year, when there are over 3,000,000 calls that are reported.

Do you know that only 2% of the reports of Child Sexual Abuse are unsubstantiated????  Now think about the more than 75% that is never reported, so in reality, there are over 12,000,000 incidents of Child Abuse every year.

This year alone, 10,000,000 Children, ages 13-years-old and up, will contract at least one or more STIs or STDs.

If you are wondering how many of Our Children from birth to 12-years-of-age will contract one or more STIs or STDs, I honestly do not know, I have yet to find these numbers compiled….