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Benton Co. sheriff speaks out after seeing rise in child abuse cases


BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. — A sheriff in one West Tennessee county has noticed a disturbing trend.

Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher is speaking out about an increase in certain crimes being committed.

“On child abuse, on child sexual abuse, our reports are literally going through the roof. It probably went up close to 100 percent,” Sheriff Christopher said.

In fact, the sheriff says there’s an uptick in reports of child abuse.