Child sexual abuse is the sexual exploitation or victimization of a child by an adult, adolescent, or older child. The difference in age and sexual knowledge between a child and an older person makes informed consent to sexual activity impossible. The sexual activity does not necessarily involve force. Children are often bribed or verbally coerced into sexual acts. Child protective service and law enforcement statistics do not present the full extent of child sexual abuse since children often do not tell anyone of sexual abuse. Incest is sexual relations between family members.
Find a crisis center near you.
ICASA member rape crisis centers are located across Illinois and provide services to approximately 98% of the state's population.
Contact with an ICASA center is completely confidential.
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)
100 North 16th Street, Springfield, IL 62703 USA
Phone: +1 217-753-4117 • Fax: (217) 753-8229
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