Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- While every parent hopes their child never faces the dangers of a sexual preditor, the truth is each day families across the country are hit with the horrendous news.
So, in light of the Anne Street Wal-Mart incident where a man is alleged to have attacked a young boy in the store's bathroom, what signs should you notice and what can you do to prevent this from happening to your child?
There is a wealth of information online so WSFA.com has pulled together many of the best tips.
Remember, if you suspect your child is being abused, contact authorities IMMEDIATELY.
Alabama Attorney General's Office: Signs of Sexual Abuse
- Torn, stained, or bloody underclothing
- Pain, swelling, or itching in the genital area
- Difficulty walking or sitting
- Bruises or bleeding in the genital area
- Frequent urinary tract or yeast infections