Elder sexual abuse is one of the most understudied aspects of elder mistreatment. It is defined as any unwanted sexual conduct against a person over the age of 60.

Signs of sexual elder abuse include:

  • Bruises around breasts or genitals
  • Unexplained venereal disease or genital infections
  • Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding
  • Torn, stained, or bloody underclothing