Seven Ways Sexual Abuse Without Physical Contact Can Occur

April 7, 2014

Your child was not touched inappropriately by anybody—for that you are grateful. However, what did happen to your child was appalling at best and permanently harmful at worst. As a result, you may be wondering whether your child was sexually abused without physical contact.

It is Possible

Sexual abuse can take many different forms. It can occur without an assault of physical touching. For example, your child may have been sexually abused if he was:

  • A victim of sexual harassment, including repeated sexual insults, comments, or verbal threats
  • A victim of sexual advances
  • Made to watch pornography
  • Forced to participate in pornography
  • Required to perform sexual acts on himself
  • Made to observe someone else performing sexual acts
  • Otherwise victimized without touching

Whether your child comes home from a Hyde Park party reporting inappropriate sexual behavior, or you begin to detect signs of sexual abuse over time, it is important to take your concerns, and your child’s health, seriously.

Your Child May Need Help

Sexual abuse without physical contact can have the same devastating effects as sexual abuse with physical contact. It is no less important to protect your child’s health and his legal rights in this type of situation.

We know how hard this is for your child and for your whole family. Our highly trained and experienced lawyers want to provide you with a safe place to explore your legal options so that you can make an informed decision about how best to proceed. You can get in touch with us quickly and easily by filling out the contact form at the top of the page.

 

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