Suspected Abuse is defined as the knowledge of a child abuse occurrence that guides an individual to make a report. This does not mean the reporter is certain abuse has occurred, but has a reason to suspect it exists. All residents are encouraged to report suspected abuse, while mandated reporters are required by law to do so. For more information on this topic click here.
Per Se Acts
Defined as acts that are harmful to a child even if no physical injury results, which can include leaving a child unsupervised with an individual, other than the child’s parent, who the adult knows or reasonably should have known was required to register as a sex offender.
Child Sexual Exploitation Can Happen Anywhere
- 1 in 4
- 1 in 6
One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually victimized before they reach adulthood.
The Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) is a national campaign created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to engage elected officials and educate communities on issues related to the sexual victimization of minors and its prevention.
Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office – Lititz Sex Offender Nabbed by Human Trafficking Task Force Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 4-8 Years in Prison
Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office – Former Manor Township Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography
Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office – Lititz Man Pleads Guilty to Rape of a Child, 19 Additional Felonies