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What qualifies as child sexual molestation?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Sexual molestation: For a 'child sexual molestation' --- ' penetration' is not a requirement. Simple fondling of genitalia of a minor is sufficient to sexually molest a child.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Child molestation: Is a form of child abuse in which an adult, teen or older child uses a child for sexual stimulation. It includes asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities (regardless of the outcome), exposure of genitals or breasts to a child with intent to gratify one's own sexual desires or to intimidate the child, physical sexual contact with a child, or using a child for pornography.

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How to help a child that has been sexually molested?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: The child needs unconditional support from the family, and feel safe to discuss the event and feelings surrounding the event. Also, counseling needs to be obtained.

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