Sexual abuse can be defined as any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient of the unwanted sexual activity. Falling under the definition of sexual abuse is sexual activity such as forced sexual intercourse, sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape. Sexual abuse perpetrators are usually people that you know. They could even be part of your family or an acquaintance.
Who is Affected?
Individuals and their family and friends are those most affected by sexual abuse.