Children who had an experience of rape or attempted rape in their adolescent years were 13.7 times more likely to experience rape or attempted rape in their first year of college (page 9).
A child who is the victim of prolonged sexual abuse usually develops low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness and an abnormal or distorted view of sex.
Jurisdiction regarding law enforcement agencies' responsibilities, as they relate to a particular crime, can vary.
Once the emergency needs of persons at the scene are met, officers then begin collecting evidence.
Another purpose of this guide is to inform crime victims of the various services that may be available to them.
Simply double-click the downloaded file to install it.Depending on the size of the law enforcement agency, the first officer on the scene may not be the individual who completes the investigation.After the initial report is taken, a detective, or another officer with specialized skills, may be assigned to the case.The child may become withdrawn and mistrustful of adults, and can become suicidal (page 1) Children who do not live with both parents as well as children living in homes marked by parental discord, divorce, or domestic violence, have a higher risk of being sexually abused (page 171).In the vast majority of cases where there is credible evidence that a child has been penetrated, only between 5 and 15% of those children will have genital injuries consistent with sexual abuse (page 2).