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WAYNE COUNTY CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES UP 44% IN 2017

(Richmond, IN)--Last week, we told you that Wayne County was on pace to nearly double the number of overdose deaths from last year to this year.  New numbers released from the state also indicate that Wayne County is now on pace to greatly exceed the number of child abuse and neglect cases.  By this time last year, there were 36 substantiated cases of neglect.  So far this year, there have been 52 cases.  That’s an increase of 44%.  Jacob Jansen of Richmond was arrested Tuesday night for neglect of a dependent.



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