Child Sexual Assault / Abuse

To report suspected child sexual assault or child abuse, call: CHILDLINE:  1-800-932-0313

 

Child Sexual abuse includes any inappropriate sexual activity with a child. Inappropriate touching is the most frequent type of sexual abuse. Others include using a child for sexual films or prostitution, or exposing a child to adult sexual activity.

 

 

How to recognize child sexual abuse:

Physical signs:  pain in the genital areas, bruising or bleeding in the genital area, stained or bloody underwear, trouble walking or sitting, or a sexually transmitted disease.

 

Behavioral signs:  withdrawn or depressed, sudden weight gain or weight loss, fear of a particular person, an unusual knowledge of sex, or shying away from physical contact.