Children’s advocacy center: Sexual abuse victims aren’t often taken seriously

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Records show law enforcement recently arrested at least two people in Orange County for allegations of sexual abuse against children.


In those two cases, the children did not speak up, which the advocacy says isn’t common, and one of the many reasons is because sometimes what they say isn’t taken seriously.

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The Children Advocacy Center of Central Florida said one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the time they’re 18 years old.

Investigators said recently, both child victims said something but were ignored.

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The advocacy center said if your child shares they’re uncomfortable with the way someone touched them, to take it seriously the first time. Documents show in one of the recent cases, it started with a back rub that the abuser denied.

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