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WAYNE COUNTY CHILD ABUSE CASES DROP SUBSTANTIALLY

(Wayne County, IN)--There is some good news in regard to the issue of child abuse and neglect in Wayne County.  According to numbers released by the state over the weekend, there has been a significant drop in the number of local cases.  In the first quarter of last year, there had been 82 new, substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in Wayne County.  This year, though, it’s 62.  That’s a drop of 32%.  The state has added human trafficking into abuse and neglect totals this year.  No area county, including Wayne, has had any cases of human trafficking.