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Old 05-08-2006, 10:36 AM
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The sad fact is that one girl in four is sexually abused before the age of 18. For boys, the odds are 1-in-8. The average age of child sexual abuse: eleven, although some child molesters have been known to strike upon children much younger. This is one of the most unreported crimes because of the embarrassment and shame it causes the victims when they come forward. Most do not and keep the "secret" for fear of not being believed.

Some say it would terrible to destroy the reputation of an adult in case he/she were not guilty. I think it is more terrible to abandon a child to be victimized.

I believe if you have any suspicions it should be reported and dealt with the authorities. They have training in weeding out the false allegations, especially when it comes to custody cases.