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Child sexual abuse is a crime. Sexual abuse is when an adult or other child involves a child or young person in sexual activity for their own enjoyment and gratification. More often than not, the abuser is someone the child knows. Abusers either take advantage of their trust or use their power over a child by bribing or threatening physically and psychologically to force a child to participate in sexual activities such as the following:
- Anal intercourse
- Exposure to pornography
- Fondling between the adult and child
- Masturbation in front of the adult and child
- Oral sex
- Recording sexual abuse through photography or video
- Vaginal intercourse
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Acknowledgement of Country
In the spirit of reconciliation Children's Guide acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.