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UPDATE: Additional charge filed against mother of Autistic child found covered in feces
UPDATE: Additional charge filed against mother of Autistic child found covered in feces

UPDATE: Police wrote in their arrest report that the child was found naked and covered in both human and dog feces that the child was eating.

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She hides her scars beneath her clothing
She hides her scars beneath her clothing

Surrounded by trees adorned with thorns in Murfreesboro, Tennessee stands 19 year old Crystal Chaney. The Alabama native is maybe 100 pounds on a day she has eaten a full meal. Crystal and her boyfriend David are homeless.

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Domestic Violenc, Sexual Abuse and in our third segment today - From a Third World Country to Murfreesboro, TN
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Most child sex abuse is never reported in Murfreesboro and far beyond
Most child sex abuse is never reported in Murfreesboro and far beyond

According to the United States Department of Justice, only 30% of sexual assault cases are reported. Brenda was one of the cases that never went to police...

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Putting Lid, Literally, on TN Opioid Abuse
Putting Lid, Literally, on TN Opioid Abuse

Tennessee has the second highest rate of opioid prescriptions per person, according to the state Department of Mental Health, and a simple, new technology offers a way to help curb abuse.

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Murfreesboro man convicted of molesting two 5 year olds files appeal in case
Murfreesboro man convicted of molesting two 5 year olds files appeal in case

Marcus Smartt, who was sentenced to spend 20-years behind bars by Judge David Bragg, filed a motion of "mistrial" with the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Flag raised for 3 Local Children Who Died in 2014 as a Result of Child Abuse
Flag raised for 3 Local Children Who Died in 2014 as a Result of Child Abuse

"November 19 marks the end of the 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth," announced Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer."

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Adults can learn what to do when they suspect child sexual abuse in Rutherford County
Adults can learn what to do when they suspect child sexual abuse in Rutherford County

Many adults want to know how to respond when a child tells them they have a secret and don't want to tell.

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Combatting Prescription Drug Abuse
Combatting Prescription Drug Abuse

Major changes are on the way to tackle the prescription drug abuse problem in Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam recently unveiled a seven-step plan to fight prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.

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2014 Healing Field this weekend in Murfreesboro
2014 Healing Field this weekend in Murfreesboro

At 8:00 AM on Saturday May 24, the grassy field will be transformed into a field of 800 three foot by five foot American Flags...

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Murfreesboro Police release special note to the public dealing with child abuse

The Murfreesboro Police Criminal Investigations Division Special Victims Unit is tasked with investigating child abuse cases.

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Over 3-Million Children Witness Domestic Violence in their Home

Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes. Many of those children (30%-60%) become a victim of the abuse themselves.

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2014 Healing Field in Murfreesboro
2014 Healing Field in Murfreesboro

At 8:00 AM on Saturday May 24, the grassy field will be transformed into a field of 800 three foot by five foot American Flags...

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Troubling: Responding to Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse
The "Our Kids" clinical team comprised of nurse practitioners and social workers are on-call 24/7 to respond to emergencies. The Our Kids clinical team members attend nine Child Protective Investigative Team meetings in 8 eight different counties each month to ensure that every child who needs a referral for an evaluation gets the services they need. 
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Imagine Hearing a Child Close to You Utter The Words,
Imagine Hearing a Child Close to You Utter The Words, "Someone touched me."
Imagine your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew sharing a secret that a person you trust has sexually abused them.  
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