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WAYNE COUNTY CHILD NEGLECT CASES CONTINUE TO RISE

(Richmond, IN)--The number of substantiated child neglect cases in Wayne County continues to skyrocket.  New numbers are out from the Department of Child Services.  In January and February of this year, Wayne County had 22 combined cases of child neglect.  But, in July and August, that figure has more than doubled to 47 cases.  That’s nearly one new substantiated case every day.  Fayette County has already exceeded its total for all of last year.