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Push in St.Charles County to stop child abuse, neglect

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A new push is on in St. Charles County to stop child abuse and neglect.

In one recent year, there 263 confirmed cases of physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect in St. Charles County. A St. Charles County police detective said there are probably many more cases than 263 and also said not enough people are standing up for children.

“There are a lot of people who don’t want to get involved because they don’t want be the person who snitches out a neighbor,” said Detective Kevin Knobbe with the St. Charles County Police Department.

St. Charles County authorities are begging those who know about abuse to come forward and to do so anonymously if necessary. The new push to keep children safe is part of a community wide effort, authorities said.

To report child abuse in Missouri,  call 1-800-392-3738. To report abuse in Illinois, call 1-800-252-2873.

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