Dovilė Prižginė, Agnė Šiaulytė


Cases of children sexual abuse are difficult to investigate, because often minor victims are not only the essential, but also the sole witnesses of the process. The assessment becomes even more complex, when the allegations of child sexual abuse originate in the context of conflictual parental divorces. Purposes of this article are to 1) overview the literature of the topic, 2) to overview of factors, influencing the minor victim as a reliable witness in such cases, 3) using case study method to analyze the data of forensic psychiatric-psychological assessments obtained in 2009-2014 at the department of forensic psychiatry of children and adolescents, when the allegations of child sexual abuse were brought to minor’s father or mother in the context of parental divorce.

Keyword(s): children sexual abuse; assessment of allegations of children sexual abuse; children sexual abuse and conflictual divorce cases.
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2015.097
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