By Kyle Spurr, The Bulletin, September 21, 2019
A recent child abuse conviction and a current trial have highlighted how tragic abuse can become.
One case allegedly resulted in a 5-year-old girl starving to death. The other abuse case left a 2-year-old boy permanently injured.
While those extreme examples are relatively rare in the region, child welfare officials say the problem is prevalent in many ways. Child abuse cases often involve physical and sexual abuse, neglect and exposure to drugs.