As part of the child sex abuse series, I've talked about child sex abuse and tips to prevent it. This article will discuss what to do when the worst has happened. Parents and guardians, when they discover that their child has been abused go through emotional upheaval themselves. A lot of questions and doubts bombard them – How can this have happened to my child? I took so many precautions! Can I believe my child? It’s not possible that XYZ could have done this…he/she is so loving and affectionate! What do I do now? Should we report or keep quiet?