Child sexual abuse is any sexual contact with a child.
It can take many forms — including physical and non-physical behaviors.
- Touching a child’s genitals for sexual pleasure or other unnecessary reason
- Forcing a child to touch someone else’s genitals
- Putting objects or body parts inside the vulva or vagina, in the mouth or in the anus of a child for sexual pleasure or other unnecessary reason
- Exposing a child to pornography
- Encouraging a child to perform sexual acts
- Exposing a person’s genitals to a child
- Performing sexual acts in a child’s presence
- Photographing a child in sexual poses
- Watching a child undress or use the bathroom, often without the child’s knowledge
- Using computers, cell phones or social media outlets to make sexual overtures or expose a child