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Child Sexual Abuse Is Sexual Contact Between an Adult and a Child

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Child Sexual Abuse is: Any instance when a person engaging in acts of sexually abusing a child, whether through actual physical contact or by a sexual act such as masturbation, or by a person knowing and consenting to the sexual abuse. This includes adults who are not related to the child and people who are related to the child. However, there are instances where children are abused by members of the family, such as a parent, sibling, or close friend. When this happens, it is considered child abuse even though the victim is usually an adult.Learn more by visiting  Child Sex Abuse

For persons who have been abused by a person they know and feel that it is molestation, it is very important to report the abuse. Molestation is a form of sexual abuse, and victims should be able to identify the signs of abuse and seek help from appropriate professionals. If a victim chooses to seek help outside of the home, it is important to do so in a confidential manner and to do so as soon as possible. The longer molestation is allowed to continue, the more dangerous the situation can become, and the greater the chances of the victim seeking retribution against the perpetrator.

Child sexual abuse can have many negative consequences, both emotionally and physically on the victim and his or her family. Even if the perpetrator is found not guilty, the victim will experience emotional trauma, and the negative effects of the behavior will continue to be remembered by him or her for the rest of his or her life. By reporting child sex abuse, you are helping to put a stop to the behavior, and you are helping to ensure that future generations are not scarred by incidents of sexual abuse.

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