Child sex abuse is an act of violence against a child that takes place in the perpetration of sexual acts between an adult and a child. It can also be an act of non-sexual assault, when a grownup coerces a child into performing a sexual act. The perpetrator of such acts are either a parent, guardian, or an adult whom the child is very close to. Child sexual abuse covers a wide array of criminal sexual acts, which include: forcing a child to perform masturbation or urinate; consuming pornography; forcing a child into having sex. In some instances, the perpetrator of the crime also faces adult charges for sexual abuse.Do you want to learn more? Visit Boca Raton Child Sex Abuse
In addition to the aforementioned types of child sexual abuse, there are also several instances where the perpetrator is charged with Attempted Murder or assault along with other serious felonies. For instance, in cases where a person has sexually abused a child between the ages of 12 and 17, it is possible that they could be charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, or even aggravated sexual contact. These charges are extremely serious and should be treated as such. A child’s childhood sexual abuse can have lifelong repercussions, and just as in the adult version, there are many repercussions for a child sex abuse charge.
Often, victims attempt to hide their trauma and seek treatment. For children who suffer from sexual abuse, therapy is often necessary for them to accept responsibility for their actions and to learn coping mechanisms to handle trauma in a safe way. For example, therapy can help a child who has been sexually abused learn to draw consciously and respectfully toward others. This type of therapy can be given by a professional therapist or family members and often begins in therapy sessions for the child and their family members.
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