Child Sexual Abuse and its Legal Perspectives in India

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Oinam G. Singh
Sanjeev . Kumar
Arun Parkash K. S.


Child sexual abuse is a global public problem. It affects children of all social and cultural strata. The majority of the children belong to early childhood or early adolescence, and more increase with the onset of puberty. It is estimated that every second child is exposed to sexual abuse and violence in India. Parents and elderly family members are responsible for providing a safe and free environment for children. Under the Protection of children against sexual offences bill (POCSO) Act, 2012, it is a punishable offense. In India, the law presumes all sexual acts with children under 18 years old are a sexual offense. Therefore, this law will also punish two adolescents who engage in consensual sexual activity.

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Singh, O. G., Kumar, S., & K. S., A. P. (2022). Child Sexual Abuse and its Legal Perspectives in India. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ETHICS, TRAUMA & VICTIMOLOGY, 8(01), 28-30.
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