Our expert says:
Its had to answer your specific question in the abstract - the lad should be seen and assessed properly by a child psychologist or child psychiatrist, who can also help by discussing with him what he feels about reporting the abuser and what this might involve for him, himself.
Is there reason to believe that the other abuser is still active and on a larger sale, rather than opportunistic in this one case ?
Reporting the person, and any subsequent legal procedures can be very challenging for a child, and may well not "promote closure.
It will be easier to decide with the advice of the child shrink, and involving the boy in the decision in this way, looking at the pro's and con's, will help him to feel more empowered even if it is decided not to proceed further.
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