A Texas teenager has been charged with sexual assault of a child.
Details about the Sexual Assault Charges
ABC 13 News is reporting that a 17-year-old high school student in Plano, Texas is being charged for sexually assaulting a 5-year-old at his mother’s at-home day care. Originally, the teen was charged with two accounts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one account of indecency with a child when he was arrested on June 20. The teen has since been moved to Juvenile court because the court stated that there was reason to believe the teen “may have committed felony criminal acts when he was under the age of 17.” He’s been held in the Collin County jail on $600,000 bond.
Statistics Related to Sexual Assault
Studies by David Finkelhor, Director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center, show that:
- 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.
- Self-report studies show that 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males recall a childhood sexual assault or sexual abuse incident.
- During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized.
- Over the course of their lifetime, 28% of U.S. youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized.
- Children are most vulnerable to CSA between the ages of 7 and 13.