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State college football coaches help fight child sex abuse

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Three Texas college football coaches will join state Attorney General Greg Abbott and members of the Children's Advocacy Group Centers of Texas to help raise the awareness of child sexual abuse.

Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin, Texas coach Mack Brown, and Houston coach Tony Levine will be contributing to the center's "One with Courage" campaign.

Abbott announced today that all three coaches have recently recorded a public service announcement in effort to help people learn more about the signs of child sex abuse. These announcements will debut this week across the state in various radio and television spots.

According to the Children's Advocacy Centers' website, the coaches will urge Texans to "be the one with courage to recognize and report child abuse."

They also provide the public with specific warning signs of suspected abuse such as watching for unexplained injuries, changes in academic performance, or loss of interest by a child in regular activities. The coaches also say to be aware of a child who undergoes changes in behavior, appetite, or routine.

If a child seems to be in an abusive situation, they are encouraged to call the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

This news comes four days after President Obama signed U.S. Senator John Cornyn's Child Protection Act into law. A law that is supposed to fight child pornography, sexual predators, and human trafficking.

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