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Posted 9:39 PM 11/8/2012 : Crime and Poverty a Problem for Valley Teens

HIDALGO COUNTY - Teenagers living in poverty in Hidalgo County are turning to crime as a way to improve their living conditions, a local judge said.

Many teens accrue countless felonies before they even enter high school. It's a reality families like Belen Contreras' face every day.