REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
To report any of the child sexual abuse activities described below, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution of Child Pornography
Child pornography has been defined under federal statute as a visual depiction of a minor (child younger than 18) engaged in sexually explicit conduct (18 U.S.C. 2256).
Certain professionals, due to their contact or work with children, have special responsibilities. These people are called mandated reporters and are required by law to report suspected child abuse. PCAR, local sexual assault centers, the Family Support Alliance, and local Child Protective Service agencies can provide professionals with trainings on responsibilities.
What is the HERO Project?
HERO, a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, is a community-based, media-driven, child sexual abuse prevention program designed to educate and motivate adult community members to call the 24-hour HERO Hotline if they suspect child sexual abuse.