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Dealing with reports of sexual abuse

If a minor discloses acts of sexual abuse, sexual coercion, or exposure to sexual materials, please follow the below steps:

  • File a police report where the act(s) occurred. They will decide if they are going to open an investigation. Sexual abuse is a crime!
  • If the minor is the suspected perpetrator age 12 or over, you must fie a police report so that the behavior can be investigated. 
  • If a parent, guardian, or other adult perpetrated the abuse, a DCS report must also be made.
  • If an investigation is opened, police will likely inform DCS and schedule a forensic interview. 
  • For minors who have perpetrated, they may be scheduled for a psychosexual evaluation to determine risk and motivations for the abuse. 
  • Pursue trauma-focused counseling for the victim by a qualified sexual abuse specialist. 

Sexual abuse is a crime and needs to be taken seriously!

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