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Child Sexual Abuse: MedlinePlus

Child Sexual Abuse: MedlinePlus

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02/11/2016 05:20 PM EST

Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - PDF
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Sexual abuse is one form of child abuse. It includes a wide range of actions between a child and an adult or older child. Often these involve body contact, but not always. Exposing one's genitals to children or pressuring them for sex is sexual abuse. Using a child for pornography is also sexual abuse.
Most sexual abusers know the child they abuse. They may be family friends, neighbors or babysitters. About one-third of abusers are related to the child. Most abusers are men. If you think a child may have been abused, it's important to report it.

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