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Child Abuse

Average Age of Child Abuse

05/20/2003

Question:

What is the average age for a child to experience child abuse? reply by 5/21/03

Answer:

The average age of sexual abuse victims is about 8 years old. Children of all ages can be victims of sexual abuse.

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Response by:

Robert Shapiro, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati