Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center helps streamline child abuse investigations

By Ashley Peskoe | March 26, 2013 | 10:35 AM

Two siblings, an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, started acting out in school. Teachers talked to them to see what was causing their behavior. Then a school counselor, members of the administrative staff and a school nurse each questioned the children to get to the bottom of the situation.

They discovered the girl was sexually abused by an adult and then sexually abused her brother.

Next came the cold, sterile hospital room where a doctor asked the children’s story again before giving them a physical exam. Then there was a trip to the police station where they had to recount their experience yet again.

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