Interfaith prayer service held in memory of child abuse victims

Brooklyn's D.A.'s office joined forces with the Mount Pigsah Baptist Church to commemorate Child Abuse Awareness Month with an interfaith prayer service in memory of

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - Brooklyn's D.A.'s office joined forces with the Mount Pigsah Baptist Church to commemorate Child Abuse Awareness Month with an interfaith prayer service in memory of what the D.A. calls "fallen angels," children who died as victims of child abuse.

People of all faiths gathered to pray and remember the victims, including Marchella Brett-Pierce and Nixzmary Brown, two Bedford-Stuyvesant girls who died at the hands of child abuse. The main message behind the prayer service was to encourage everyone to speak up and speak out when they suspect children are being abused.

Child abuse awareness groups are also calling for stricter punishments for those who physically and sexually abuse children.

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