Parents, others must know signs of sex abuse

The Marietta Times

June 30, 2012

By Ashley Rittenhouse – The Marietta Times ( , The Marietta Times

Experts say since most sexually abused children don’t tell anyone about their experience it’s extremely important that parents, neighbors of children and others recognize the signs of abuse.

They also say since most sexual abusers don’t leave physical marks, it can sometimes be difficult to detect that the abuse is occurring.

“Most perpetrators are good about not leaving physical marks because they don’t want to get caught and that’s why it’s hard to prosecute them or find the evidence,” said LeAnn Bates, a Private Violence Project counselor at Washington County Children Services.

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