Sexual abuse of children is a major problem
Watertown Daily Times
Child sexual abuse is an epidemic affecting youth from all backgrounds and every neighborhood in our country. National statistics released by the United States Department of Justice indicate that one out of three girls and one out of five boys will be sexually abused by age 18. Elementary age children are the most vulnerable to this type of abuse. In 68 percent of cases, a family member is responsible for committing the crime. Only 10 percent of victims are abused by a stranger.