Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Incest is the most common form of child sexual abuse

47% percent of all cases of child molestation involve family or extended family members as the sex offenders.  (Briere, J., Eliot, D.M. Prevalence and Psychological Sequence of Self-Reported Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse in General Population: Child Abuse and Neglect, 2003, 27 10.)
85% of the time children are abused by someone they know.  (Oesterreich, L. & Shirer, K. Sexual Abuse of Children, 2001).

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