(Wayne County, IN)--Sexual abuse of Wayne County children has increased dramatically in recent months. That’s according to new numbers from the Indiana Department of Child Services. Typically, Wayne County will have only one or two new, confirmed cases of sexual abuse in a month. But, in October, which is the most recent month available from DCS, there were nine confirmed, new cases. 23 other cases were found to be unsubstantiated. No reason for the dramatic increase has been given. Wayne County now has 257 confirmed new cases of child abuse and neglect so far this year.