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No one should simply shake their head and sadly lament the horrific story of child abuse. Instead of passive despair, let these tragic incidents serve as a galvanizing call to action for us all to commit to ending abuse and securing the safety and future of every child.
Yes, we can end child abuse. We can end it when we all become advocates for children.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has revised the July and August 2020 local area unemployment statistics released on September 18.
According to information provided by DEO’s Bureau of Workforce Statistics and Economic Research, the revision is “due to an agricultural employment atypical adjustment not being applied to the previously released data.” There is no change to the statewide labor statistics.
OCALA, Fla. (Sept.18, 2020) – The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 6.4 percent in August, 3.2 percentage point lower than in July and 2.1 percentage point higher than the region’s rate a year ago rate.
There were 13,020 unemployed in the region, 6,102 fewer than the previous month but still 4,356 more than August 2019.
The region’s labor force of 202,134, an expansion of 3,702 since July, was fueled by a strong increase in employment over the month – an increase of 9,804 to 189,114 – coupled with the sharp drop in the number of unemployed.
On Aug. 20, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was contacted in reference to allegations of a 20-year-old woman transmitting nude photographs of herself via text message to a minor.
The suspect was identified as Ashlee Graham, and detectives were able to gather forensic digital evidence to support these allegations.
The evidence revealed Graham had sent three nude photos to the victim and also requested the victim to send nude photos of themselves. Detective Tiffany Barry with the CCSO Internet Crimes Against Children Unit was assigned the case and began working both the digital and forensic sides of the investigation.