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A child who recants (takes back) a disclosure of abuse was probably not abused.

Donald Ward

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Kristi Hammond on November 30, 2018

This is a false statement. The revelation of abuse is a very difficult situation for the victims of abuse, much more if the abuse is a child. There are many cases in which the child eventually leads to the back of the disclosure of the abuse, approximately 23% of the cases of child abuse. This does not happen because of a false accusation, it has been shown that their initial disclosure was true. The abjuration which happens most of the times, because a member of your family, one parent, probably, does not believe in the abused child and influences the child to change his testimony.

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