(Wayne County, IN)--Final child abuse and neglect numbers are in for Wayne County for 2019. If there’s some good news, it’s that the number of substantiated cases last year dropped slightly from the year before. Still, there were a total of 308 substantiated new cases of sexual or physical abuse or neglect of children last year. It’s a five percent drop from the year before. Experts say that drug and/or alcohol usage is directly or indirectly involved in the vast majority of the cases.