'We rely on the community,' says Child Protective Services

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by Kens5.com Staff

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Posted on April 1, 2013 at 7:25 AM

San Antonio has the highest child abuse rate in Texas. Tragically, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.

Last year, child protective services identified over 6,000 victims of abuse and neglect in Bexar County.

"We need to make sure we intervene," says Child Protective Services Media Specialist Mary Walker. "Call the CPS hot line  -- or call police if necessary -- to make sure the child is safe." 
 
The child abuse hot line is 1-800-252-5400. 
 
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

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