Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Did this happen to you or someone you know?

  • Has anyone forced you to have sexual intercourse or oral sex if you did not want to?
  • Has anyone touched you in a sexual way or forced you to touch them in a sexual way against your will?
  • Has anyone made you undress or expose yourself when you didn’t want to?
  • Has anyone taken pictures of you with your clothes partially or completely off when you didn’t want them to?
  • Has anyone talked to you in a sexual way that made you feel uncomfortable?
  • Has anyone made you watch pornography against your will?

Warning signs of sexual abuse include:

  • Bruises around the breasts or genital area
  • Unexplained venereal disease or genital infections
  • Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding
  • Changes in a older adult's demeanor, such as showing fear or becoming withdrawn when a specific person is around
  • Evidence of pornographic material being shown to a older adult with diminished capacity
  • Blood found on sheets, linens or a older adult’s clothing
  • An elder's report of being sexually assaulted or raped

Click ‘Quick Exit’ above to immediately leave this site. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

To read all Elder Sexual Abuse stories, visit the Abuse Stories page.

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