Under our laws, sexual conduct directed at persons under the age of 18 is a criminal offence.
Touching, making sexual conversations, sending messages, showing sexually explicit images, taking
and sharing nude images, showing and caressing his genitals, forcing him to have sexual relations with
another person, having sexual intercourse are sexual abuse. To do so through threats and blackmail is
sexual abuse. It’s not just strangers who commit this kind of behavior, and it could be someone from a
familiarity, close circle, or family. Whoever practices this kind of behavior is sexual abuse and it is a
crime. If this happens, you can call 183 and other violence hotlines, report them to the Provincial
Directorate of Family and Social Services, the police and the prosecutor’s office. Or you can ask for
help from someone you trust, such as a doctor or teacher.