GuidelinesContact the Attorney who exclusively represents victims of sexual abuse and assault, Lori Watson.
If you suspect that your child or any other child is a victim of sexual abuse, you have a responsibility to report it.
Reporting child sexual abuse can also prompt state authorities to investigate and prosecute sex offenders and protect other children.
Information on Reporting Child Sex Assault or Child Molestation from the office of the Texas Attorney General
The Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's website provides an in-depth discussion of the following areas:
Responding to an Abused Child - Documenting what you see and hear, while respecting the child's trust, privacy and feelings.
The Responsibility to Report Abuse - How to report and whom to call, law enforcement officials or child protection services.
Investigation and Prosecution - Interviewing the child, physical examination of a sexual abuse victim and deciding whether to press charges.
Information on Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Child abuse and neglect are against the law in Texas. So is failure to report it. The website of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services explains your responsibilities when it comes to reporting child sex abuse or neglect.
If you suspect a child has been abused or mistreated, you are required to report it to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services or to a law enforcement agency.
You are required to make this report within 48 hours of the time you suspected the child has been abused or mistreated.