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Local News with Jeff Lane

(Wayne County, IN)--Final child abuse and neglect numbers have been tallied, and they show a shocking increase in Wayne County.  In 2016, according to the Indiana Department of Child Services, Wayne County had 344 new child abuse or neglect cases.  That’s nearly one new case every day.  It also represents a 30% increase in the number of cases from the previous year.  Local authorities who work with the cases have said that the overwhelming majority of cases are tied to parents who use drugs.

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