More than 30 states acknowledge the penalty for abuse is worse when a person with power over a child causes the abuse. Each state has its own definition – and analyzes a number of different factors – to determine what it means to have power over a child.
Look at the Sadler and Grocesly case studies to find out more about positions of power.
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