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Definition of Sexual Child Abuse

Sexual abuse is "Sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or sexual conduct, as those terms are defined by Section 43.01, Penal Code, sexual penetration with a foreign object, incest, sexual assault, or sodomy inflicted on or shown to or intentionally practiced in the presence of a child, if the child is present only to arouse or gratify the sexual desires of any person".

Another form of sexual abuse is "Causing, permitting, encouraging, engaging in, or allowing the photographing, filming, or depicting of the child if the person knew or should have known that the resulting photograph, film or depiction or the child is obscene or pornographic"

Sexual abuse includes the touching or penetration of a childŐs sexual organ or rectum, having the child touch or penetrate anotherŐs sexual organ or rectum, and exposing the genital area for the purpose of sexual gratification.

more definitions of sexual child abuse

Sexual Child Abuse: infant to 16 years
Physical Child Abuse: 15 and above
Physical Child Abuse: infant to 14 years
Emotional Child Abuse:
Sexual Child Abuse: 17 and above
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