Signs of sexual abuse are not as visible as those who are physically abused. Here is just a small example of some of the warning signs that you should look for:
*Your child suddenly has fear about visiting a specific person or place
*Nightmares or unexplained trouble with sleeping/eating
*Receives money/toys/gifts from a person for no reason
*Does not want to remove clothing for bathing, getting dressed
*Regresses in toileting issues
Please note that these are red flags that we should be aware of in children, and not necessarily a definate reason for the specific behaviors. If you ever suspect that your child is in danger your should talk with your doctor about your concerns. Keeping your ears and eyes open should always be your first line of defense, and be sure to listen to what your childs body language is telling you.