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What are some signs that a child as been sexually abused?

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Often striking: Marked behavior change for the worse, secrecy, sexual acting-out, showing a knowledge of sexual matters beyond what's appropriate. Photos, sexually transmitted disease, & some physical findings are proof. The law allows for conviction in the absence of physical evidence, but the standards used by physicians require some physical evidence for "definite abuse.".

Answered 6/10/2013

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