Study reveals high sexual abuse in Spain

May 2, 2011 at 12:51 PM

MADRID, May 2 (UPI) -- A study in Spain revealed at least 19 percent of the adult population has admitted to suffering sexual abuse as a child, officials said.

Spanish association ASPASI said one in four female children and one in seven male children suffer sexual abuse from adults, Think Spain reported.

The report said 80 percent of cases of sexual assault among minors occur within the family and 90 percent are committed by men.

The organization which seeks to eradicate child abuse said the majority of sexual assault cases go unreported so figures may actually be higher.

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