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Child abuse doesn't bypass Warren County
Child Advocacy Center executive director Martha Phillips, right, and CAC board president Lisa Zavogiannis pose with a photograph of Cheyenne Delp at the 7th annual Angels Autumn Fest on Friday evening. Delp was a victim of child abuse that resulted in her death and was an inspiration for the Not One More program.
Last year, there were 600 total cases of child abuse reported in Warren and Van Buren counties, including 245 children who were verified as being victims of severe abuse.Those were sobering statistics provided Friday night by Children’s Advocacy Center executive director Martha Phillips during the organization’s 7th annual Autumn Fest.“Every hour of every day, there are allegations of child abuse,” said Phillips. “Five children die nationwide as a result of abuse or neglect each day. In an average year, we serve around 200 children with severe child abuse.