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Chicago child sex offense lawyer, child abuse, sexual abuse, sexual child abuse, child sexual abuseGoing through sexual abuse at any age can be traumatic and emotionally disheartening. However, if the person affected is a child, or a minor under the age of 18, the effect of child sexual abuse can be extremely damaging. Moreover, the individual accused of performing such acts may face serious and lasting consequences.

Facts that One May Not Know about Child Sexual Abuse

Roughly 90 percent of children who are sexually abused know their abuser. The other 10 percent of sexually abused children are abused by a complete stranger. About 30 percent of children are abused by family members, and approximately 60 percent of all child sexual abuse cases involve people that the child’s family may trust. Not every person who sexually abuses a child is considered a pedophile.

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