Lifetime economic costs resulting from child sexual abuse is approximately $283,000!!

A new study reported in Psychology Today, shows the lifetime consequences of child sexual abuse:

For women (who composed 75 percent of the reported cases of child sexual abuse survivors we used for this study), we estimated an individual lifetime cost of approximately $283,000. Lifetime costs for men in the study were lower because the economic impact of child sexual abuse on male victims is sorely under-researched.

And these numbers merely represent victimization-related costs associated with health care, child welfare, violence and crime, and a number of other expenditures as well as productivity losses. They do not value the emotional and psychological.

The law though allows for these children, even after they become adults, to seek compensation for the psychological and emotional harm which the abuser caused to them.