Polygraph for Child Abuse Issues

Where can I get a child abuse lie detector test?  You’ve come to the right place.  Our polygraph examiners are often called upon to provide testing for Child Abuse issues.  There are several types of Child Abuse issues which can be addressed with Lie Detector testing.  All GPN Member examiners are able to provide testing on these issues.

Physical Abuse

Child physical abuse occurs when a parent or caretaker inflicts or allows someone to inflict serious physical injury other than by accidental means. This includes, but is not limited to, shaking, beating, biting, kicking, punching, and burning. It is also considered abuse if a parent creates a condition or allows the condition to be created, that leads to a child becoming the victim of serious physical injury.

Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse includes incest, rape, obscene sexual performance, fondling a child’s genitals, intercourse, sodomy, and any other contact such as exposing a child to sexual activity, or commercial sexual exploitation such as prostitution of a minor or production of pornographic materials involving a minor.


Neglect is the failure of a parent or caretaker to provide needed food, clothing, shelter, medical care, or supervision to the degree that the child’s health, safety, and well-being are threatened with harm. Five sub-types of neglect are: care neglect, medical neglect, educational neglect, supervisory neglect, and environmental neglect

Victim Validation / Assessment

Polygraph (lie detector) testing is often used to validate a victim’s account of such an assault.  While this practice is frowned upon when suggested by law enforcement, many private examiners are available to verify a victim’s version of events.  Many children are not immediately believed when reporting sexual abuse.  A passed polygraph exam can give these victims a voice in the process, validation to their parent or guardian, or when prosecutors are hesitant to pursue an indictment due to lack of other evidence.  Note that the child must be a willing participant in the exam.  The minimum age we will test does vary from 12 to 16, depending on the testing location, and this limitation is published on each individual testing location page.  Note that a few U.S. states prohibit testing of sexual assault victims for any reason.

ICAC - Internet Crimes Against Children

Pedophiles have learned to use the Internet to entice, invite or persuade children to meet them for sexual acts, and to help arrange such meetings. Chat rooms, which are rapidly becoming one of the most popular online activities for children, also give pedophiles easy access to children. A pedophile who cannot enter a school disguised as a child, can easily pretend to be one in an online chat room. Without revealing his or her identity, a pedophile, posing as a teenager, can lure a child or a teenager into a physical meeting for sexual purposes.  In the perceived safety of the home, a child’s natural trust may lead him or her to forget the people they meet on-line are strangers and should not be trusted.

Child pornography is usually defined as the “visual depiction of a child engaged in sexual conduct.”  The growth of the Internet has provided child pornographers with a powerful and largely anonymous distribution vehicle, which pedophiles can use to desensitize their victims. Children may be exposed to this material intentionally or unintentionally, and receive unsolicited links to adult sites.  Additionally, child pornography often is linked directly to operators of child-prostitution rings. Some purveyors of child pornography provide pedophiles and sex-tour operators with names of youths with whom they are in on-line contact and may be available for illicit sex.

The Internet is sometimes used to advertise child prostitutes to potential customers. These youths are often sexually exploited by adults who encourage or force them into prostitution. Some adults are “pimps” who demand that the child provide sex for money, then take the earnings. Others help youthful prostitutes by soliciting business for them or transporting the child to another state.

Sex tourism, defined as travel to foreign countries in pursuit of sex, is another underground industry which is flourishing by means of its links to computers and the Internet. Glossy computer-generated brochures and Internet Web sites advertise package tours for travelers, complete with air fare, hotel accommodations and directions to brothels.

In addition to transacting such illegal business through the Internet, many purveyors and facilitators of child prostitution record and store details of their illicit activities in computer files for later reference and trade with others.

Sexual abuse of a child often involves the use of a computer or the Internet.  Persons who commit such crimes have been known to use computer-saved or generated pornographic images to aid in breaking down the inhibitions of their child victims, and to save recorded images of their child sexual abuse activities.


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