Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another. When that force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or (often pejoratively) molester.[1] The term also covers anybehaviour by any adult towards a child to stimulate either the adult or child sexually. When the victim is younger than the age of consent, it is referred to as child sexual abuse

There are many types of sexual abuse, including:

1. “Peer commentaries on Green (2002) and Schmidt (2002)”. Archives of Sexual Behaviour 31. 2002. “Child molester is a pejorative term applied to both the paedophile and incest offender.”