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3 Absolutely Terrifying Child Abuse Stories Prove That It Can Be Happening Next Door!

Date October 24, 2018 14:24

The media often highlights the most horrible stories that happen around us. We hear a lot about homicides, fatal accidents, shootings, etc. Yet, we believe the one topic that isn’t highlighted enough is child abuse, as the statistics show a significant increase in such cases over the last few years.

We want to raise awareness about this issue because children are our future, and it’s of the highest priority to protect them. Moreover, it becomes extremely important due to the fact that most child abusers are their parents – people who should provide safety instead of harming them. Therefore, we gather three recent horrible child abuse stories that shocked us to prove our point – child abuse concerns everyone.

3 Absolutely Terrifying Child Abuse Stories Prove That It Can Be Happening Next Door!Luis Louro / Shutterstock.com

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Real child abuse stories

1. Max from Wisconsin

The first child abuse story we want to tell happened in Wisconsin about a year and a half ago. A 5-year-old boy, Max, suffered extreme head injuries that left the boy disabled. The doctors said it was a miracle that Max was able to talk and move again. The expense of the recovery is more than a million dollars and still counting. However, the boy may not be able to regain full use of his right hand and leg.

3 Absolutely Terrifying Child Abuse Stories Prove That It Can Be Happening Next Door!Max from Wisconsin manage to stay alive after suffering horrific physical abuseFOX 9 News | KMSP-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul / YouTube

According to Fox 9, the boy’s mother, Kathy Piha, left Max in the care of her then-boyfriend, Bryan Beseler (a former elected official), to buy some food for lunch. When the woman came back, she saw her son lying on the ground and having seizures. Beseler stated that the two were chasing each other in a play when Max accidentally run into a door jamb. However, given the severity of the injuries, the doctors didn’t believe the man. The family relatives knew something horrible would happen, as they had found evidence of violence many times.

3 Absolutely Terrifying Child Abuse Stories Prove That It Can Be Happening Next Door!Boy showing improvement after experiencing horrific physical abuseFOX 9 News | KMSP-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul / YouTube

2. Tampa house of horrors

What is the most horrible case of child neglect committed by parents? We believe that Jamie Marie Hicks definitely deserves the title of the worst mother ever. The eight severely abused children were hidden inside the house. They were homeschooled and isolated, which masked the disturbing crime. The neighbors rarely saw the children, and never saw even the slightest cause for concern.

According to the police report, Hicks hit their children, chocked them to the point of unconsciousness, held their heads under water, fed them spoiled food, and forced them to eat their own vomit. The children ranging in age from 2 to 16 years old were extremely malnourished. The oldest ones, the twins, weighed just nearly 90 pounds. This story of child abuse shows us that something so horrible can happen right around the corner. The mother together with her husband, Vernon Lovell, are now behind bars.

3 Absolutely Terrifying Child Abuse Stories Prove That It Can Be Happening Next Door!The couple held 8 malnourished and beaten kids in captivityABC Action News / YouTube

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3. Chrissy Reynolds’ mission

Chrissy was just 9 years old when her mother tried to kill her and her sisters. The children were just playing inside when the step-dad enraged because he couldn’t hear the TV. So, her mom took Chrissy to the kitchen and came back to the living room with a knife pressed against the child’s neck so hard, that the blood started running down Chrissy’s skin. The mom yelled: “Why don’t we just kill them all?”

3 Absolutely Terrifying Child Abuse Stories Prove That It Can Be Happening Next Door!The drawing of angry dad and mom who abused their childrenKVCkids / YouTube

It was that moment, when the girl realized she had to run away. Together with her sisters, ran out of the house screaming for help. They were lucky to encounter a police officer. The girls were taken into foster care, and thankfully, have never ever faced those horrors. Chrissy then found her new parents, who showed her what a family looked like. They gave their children love and care, provided safety, and met their needs. Thanks to such kindness, Chrissy was able to recover from the trauma and now works as a therapist and helps the kids that went through something as horrible as she did.  

3 Absolutely Terrifying Child Abuse Stories Prove That It Can Be Happening Next Door!Woman therapist is standing next to abused boy during therapyKVCkids / YouTube

These stories showcase only a small part of the whole picture. The terror, neglect, and violence against children occurs every day all over the world. Hurting children is against our human nature. Look closely and you will see lots of incidents of child abuse around you. Of course, you shouldn’t sound the alarm every time you see a parent yelling at their child. However, if you believe the child is in danger or can be hurt, please, report it to your local Child Protective Services. Let’s make this world a safer place.

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