Definitions for "Child sexual abuse"
Sexual abuse of children that involves direct physical contact, such as pedophilia or incest.
means the commission of any act involving unlawful sexual abuse, molestation, fondling or carnal knowledge of the child under the age of thirteen, including aggravated rape, rape, aggravated sexual battery, assault with intent to commit rape, crimes against nature, incest, use of a minor for obscene purposes, or the promotion of performance of sexual conduct by minors. For children between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, if the above named acts are committed against the child by a parent, guardian, relative, person residing in the child's home, or person responsible for the care and custody of the child, this also constitutes child sexual abuse.
Any act that involves sexual molestation or exploitation of a child by a parent or other person who has permanent or temporary care or custody of or responsibility for supervision of a child, or by any household or family members regardless of whether physical injuries are sustained. Child sexual abuse is a physical violation of a child's body through any sort of sexual contact or a psychological violation of a child's personal space through verbal or visual sexual behavior. It is a violation of a child's basic rights to be protected, nurtured, and guided through childhood and it disrupts child development, causing low self-esteem, distorted beliefs about body image and sexuality, and a lack of trust in care givers and the world in general.