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Child Abuse. Handcuffed child stands by a door while holding a toy. This girl is the victim of child abuse. Child abuse is the emotional or physical mistreatment of a child which causes harm to a child's well being or development or exposes it to suffering or risk. This can include sexual abuse. Physical abuse leads to injuries. Emotional and sexual abuse can lead to psychological problems in the child. Being abused seems to predispose victims to repeating the abuse on their own children.
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