Senators share personal stories of abuse during debate of bill

Senate gives preliminary nod to child sex abuse prevention bill

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    March 11, 2014 4:51 p.m.

    Senator Valentine says, "I still have faith and trust in parents, especially parents in this state, that they will do the right thing,"

    Senator, were you aware

    In 2010, 13,712 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Utah. Of these children, 21.5% were neglected, 13.3% were physically abused, and 15.9% were sexually abused.

    In 2010, 13 children in Utah died as a result of abuse or neglect.

    Parents need help in discussing this issue with their children - whether they know it or not.

  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    March 11, 2014 3:51 p.m.

    Let's be thankful that the majority of legislators look as though they are getting this one right!