Child abuse is an action that causes or creates the risk of causing a child (by other than accidental means):
Child abuse also includes any act of sexual abuse, torture, or severe punishment.
Child abuse can be committed by a parent or any other person who has continuing access on a regular basis to the child.
Child neglect is when a parent or any person the child depends on:
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