Types of Child Sexual Abuse

What constitutes Child Sexual Abuse?

Child Sexual Abuse includes the following Touching and Non-Touching Behaviors (but need not be limited only to these acts)

  • Touching behaviors include:

    · Fondling a child's body for sexual pleasure

    · Kissing a child with sexual undertones/inclinations

    · Rubbing genitals against a child's body

    · Sexually touching a child's body, and specifically private parts (breasts and genitals). Includes encouraging or forcing a child to do likewise.

    · Making a child touch someone else's genitals, or playing sexual ("pants-down") games.

    · Encouraging or forcing a child to masturbate, with the child as either a participant or observer.

    · Encouraging or forcing a child to perform oral sex (mouth-to-genital contact on or by the child

    · Inserting objects or body parts (like fingers, tongue or penis) inside the vagina, mouth, or anus of a child; includes attempts of these acts.


    Non-touching behaviors include:

    · Encouraging a child to watch or hear sexual acts either in person or lowering the bars of privacy

    · Looking at a child sexually

    · Exposing one's private body parts to a child (exhibitionism)

    · Watching a child in a state of nudity, such as while undressing, using the bathroom, with or without the child's knowledge (voyeurism)

    · An adult making suggestive comments to the child that are sexual in nature. Commenting on the sexual development of a child

    · Encouraging or forcing a child to read/watch pornography, giving pornographic material or using the child in pornography