CSA: A Hidden Crime

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CSA is a hidden crime as there are no witnesses present and actively by the perpetrators. In most cases there are little or no physical traces to indicate that a child has being sexually abused. However, some incidents are uncovered when a child’s genitals are injured or infected, or when there are noticeable bloodstains on clothing. Young children rarely disclose incidents of CSA as they lack the vocabulary to interpret such incidents. Majority of them also do not have the capacities to understand what is being done to them.
It is estimated that about one third of females and one sixth of boys will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18 ((Kendall-Tackett, Williams, & Finkelhor, 1993).Most studies on CSA suggest that girls are greater
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