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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.

Documents

Child Sexual Abuse chapter from "By the Numbers" manual - 2007
UNICEF Study on Violence Against Children - 2006
Educator Sexual Misconduct Report - U.S. Dept. of Education 2004
Internet Sex Crimes Against Children: The Response of Law Enforcement - Coalition Commentary 2003
Ms. Foundation report on preventing child sexual abuse - 2002
Impact of sexually explicit media on children - American Academy of Pediatrics 2001

Links

Guidelines for the Evaluation of the Sexual Abuse of Children - American Academy of Pediatrics
Profile of female delinquents committed to the Illinois DOC - 2003
What Adults think about Child Sexual Abuse - Stop it Now 2010
Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2010 - Bureau of Justice Statistics 2010
Child sexual abuse prevention packet - NSVRC 2011
Erin's Law Illinois
Lifetime Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault - 2013 - Journal of Adolescent Health

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