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The Generation Why Podcast Blog — child abuse

Woman and 9 Children Escape Captor After Almost 2 Decades

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Heads-up: This post contains mentions of child abuse. Reader discretion is advised. If you, or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please do not hesitate to contact one of the following helplines: UK: The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) 0808 801 0331 ) USA and Canada: National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800) 4-A-Child or (1-800) 422-4453 International directory:   In 1997 a 12-year-old girl named Rosalynn McGinnis was kidnapped outside of her school in Poteau, Oklahoma, by a man in a grey van. Rosalynn loved animals and had dreams of becoming a veterinarian or...

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The Murder of AJ Freund

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On the 18th of April 2019, 60 year old Andrew Freund Sr., made a phone call to the Illinois Crystal Lake police department to report his son missing. He claimed that the last time he saw his son, 5 year old Andrew “AJ” Freund, was around 9PM the night before and that he was sleeping in his bedroom. The following morning, however, he was nowhere to be found. He told the police that he’d searched the local area already, to no avail. (Source) Along with AJ’s mother, 35 year old Joanne Cunningham, he made appearances on the local news pleading...

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The Torture & Death of 10 Year Old Anthony Avalos

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Article contains mentions of child abuse and descriptions that some may friend upsetting. Reader discretion is advised. On June 20th, 2018, at 12:15PM the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received a phone call regarding an unresponsive child due to what they were told was the result of a fall. The child’s mother, Heather Maxine Barron, 29, placed the call from the family residence, an apartment in Lancaster on 1100 East Avenue K. When police arrived at the scene they found Ten-year-old Anthony Avalos unconscious and in critical condition. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital. Tragically, the child died...

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