What is sexual assault? Many people believe that sexual assault is the same as rape, but it is not. In the article of Sexual assault prevention by Sexual assault prevention Appalachian State University briefly explain the differences between sexual assault and rape. This article states that sexual assault is when the victim is forcible penetration or an act of sexual contact on the body by another person without their consent. On the other side rape is an act of power and control which the victims are force against their will to have sex with someone. This demonstrate that sexual assault and rape absolutely different, which can cause government have a different aspect on each cases that happens to children.
There are two types of sexual abuse that children go through, which are first and second degree. In this same article it argues that first degree sexual assault is when a person engages sexual act with a victim who is under the age of thirteen years old and the suspect is at least twelve years old and is four years older than the victim. Sexual assault can be first degree if the criminal force the person against the of the victim that employs a deadly weapon or if the victim is suffers of serious injury. This shows that sexuall assault is consider when the predator is even if they are underage. Second degree sexual assault is when: the suspect forced the victim and it is against their will, mentally defective, or mentally damage. This means that government would sentence the criminals who made the crime of sexual assault depending on the sexual assault degree.
When a child goes through sexual abuse there are many ways what could be considered sexual assault. In the organization that is base on helping children that have went through this issue called Child Sexual Abuse | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network describes that a child is considered a victim of this issue when the predator commits: fondling, obscene phone calls, exhibitionism, masturbation, intercourse, oral or anal sex, prostitution, pornography or any other sexual conduct that is harmful to a child's mental, emotional, or physical health. This particular affects children the most because they are being affected as a child. Many children who have been through this harshly event when they were a child can at least relate to one the types of sexual assault that happen to them.
Many people have a different definition or a different concept of what is sexual assault. Government consider cases in certain levels depending on the degree these children go through and see what would happen to the predator. The type of sexual assault children go through depend on they help they need or the problems they would have in the future.
Who are the victims? 1 in 4 girls 1 in 6 boys are victims of sexual assault.
Effects of child abuse Some children who have been sexual abuse have been emotionally affected and get brain damage in a very hard way. Reports show that anxiety is what's the most common for children because it shows that they want to “run” from the tragedy that they are going through. Parents who have attended to organizations to receive help have to take their children constantly because 30% of their sleep has to deal with remembering the abuse they went through. As these children grow up they have to keep going to therapy according to sexual abuse traumatic stressed. Some children have committed suicide because their parents don’t believe them or they feel hopeless since they have no help. Allot of these cases of child abuse happens either from a family member or a moms boyfriend or a fathers girlfriend. Parents usually say “They're too young to understand however young children are affected by traumatic even though they may not understand what happen” (unknown)
A children’s body gets affected by many symptoms and reactions the children can have a long through their years. This doesn’t just hurt them emotionally but some of these kids as they are being sexual abuse can’t take it and they start to have eating disorders or could hardly sleep. Organizations help children like these and help parents as well so it won’t happen again the situation get harder and harder because even though children’s grow get marry and continue with their lives they still remember and wake up at night remembering what happen throughout their childhood. Children should have a nice joyful memory remembering all the good things they did as a child but unfortunately not all of them get to have the chance to have that. My goal is to let people know that sometimes organizations might help since its better because these children get to say everything that they feel it doesn't matter if they are young they still know what's going on with them.
This issue matters because no children should have a childhood memory like that every single children deserves a nice memory but most importantly parents need to know what is going on with their children. My goal is to let parents know that they are many organizations where there children can be assist with professional help and there are other organizations as well where parents can know the facts and prevent a there children from being in danger from those who would do harm in a children. Once a parent finds out there child has been abuse and knows the person who did it that person has to right their name in the sexual predator list. According to the criminal justice sexual predators go to jail for over 10 years depending how big the crime was.
Burgess, A. (1978). Sexual assault of children and adolescents. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books. Author: N/A http://www.d2l.org Child Sexual Abuse. (n.d.). Retrieved March 14, 2015, from https://rainn.org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/child-sexual-abuse Child Sexual Abuse. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2015, from http://www.americanhumane.org/children/stop-child-abuse/fact-sheets/child-sexual-abuse.html