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Child Sexual Abuse

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  • Submitted: 29/12/2008
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GCSE Psychology

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Lanie Fitzpatrick

May 30, 2008

English 2 / Period 6

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Child sexual abuse has gained major public attention in the past few decades. Various factors in the recent years have generated a public reaction regarding child sexual abuse, which has become one of the most high-profile crimes.

"At Sifers' jury trial, 14-year-old S.T. testified about Sifers having raped her five years earlier. S.T. described Sifers' disposition the night of the alleged rape as "upset . . . like he'd been drinking." RP Vol. I at 24. She recalled Sifers following her into her bedroom, closing the door, and pushing her down on the bed. Sifers then pulled down her pajamas and pushed his penis inside her vagina. Afterwards, he said if she told anybody, he would hurt her, her younger siblings, and her mother." (State of Washington v. Charles Wayne Sifers)

Child sexual abuse --- an unwanted, yet common, catch-22 issue that is worldwide and has been for centuries. Each year, well over 300,000 children become victims of this heinous crime against humanity. Child sexual abuse is described as any

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