About Molesters


*Are able to molest dozens of children before they are caught. Boys and girls are at nearly equal risk to be abused and almost a quarter will be molested sometime before their 18th birthday. Most children do not tell anyone, and those who do often have to tell multiple people before someone calls the police or child welfare services. The overwhelming majority of child sexual abuse victims are abused by someone they know and trust, someone most parents would never suspect. Females are estimated to account for less than 20% of child molesters.

*Are in a position of trust and are often able to undermine the child’s ability to accurately perceive the behavior as abusive. Most molesters are also able to convince other adults that it never happened or that the child misunderstood.

*Test and desensitize children by telling dirty jokes, talking about sexual things and engaging in non-sexual physical contact like back-rubs, wrestling, hugging and horseplay. This behavior generally starts long before the sexual touching starts and serves to normalize contact and trust. The increased physical relationship and intimate talk between the child and offender makes it easier for the offender to introduce sexual behavior into the relationship. If the child’s parent has been present when some of the close physical contact or joking has occurred, it also makes the child think it must be ok.

* Abuse children they are sexually and emotionally attracted to, children they feel are vulnerable and needy, and children they feel that they can control and manipulate into keeping the abuse a secret.

*May lead up to the abuse by forming a friendship or paying special attention to the child, taking them places, buying them gifts or giving them extra support and encouragement.

*May offer to “help out” with babysitting or transportation. They may exploit children who are neglected or verbally abused by their parents by positioning themselves as the one who is “nice” while the parents are “mean”. If the child’s relationship with the parents is basically sound, the offender may try to start conflicts within the family in order to alienate the child from the family.

* Are VERY good at developing dependent relationships that make their victims feel obligated and may even make them feel protective of the offender, especially when the offender is a parent, relative, admired family friend, teacher, coach or priest.

*Work just as hard to seduce and manipulate adults as they do children. They may work very hard to present themselves as a moral and upright person. They think about and plan lies and excuses to talk people out of reporting them to law enforcement if caught or suspected.

There are several types or names for sex offenders.                                                                    alt

Intra-FAMILIA OR INCEST ABUSERS – These offenders sexually abuse their own children but  can also abuse other relatives and neighbors and most have multiple victims.

Most incest offenders appear normal and lead average lives. They may continue intimate  relationships with wives and  girlfriends while molesting children. If discovered or accused by their victims they are often able to talk family and friends out of reporting them. In some cases treatment may be effective.

altPEDOPHILES - Are adults who are sexually attracted to and desire children. Often they may work or volunteer with children in positions such as coaches, teachers, Boy Scout leaders, ministers/priests, school bus drivers, day care providers. Some pedophiles believe they are showing love for the child and do not understand or care that their actions are harmful. They are likely to be single or live with their parents or have a dysfunctional marriage. Most molest many children before they are caught.

SEXUALLY VIOLENT OFFENDERS – These offenders kidnap, sometimes physically abuse, rape, and even murder some children. This group is the smallest but most dangerous and publicized group of child molesters. Many engage in other criminal behavior including adult rapes, and are often chronic drug users. Treatment is rarely effective.

SEXUAL EXPLOITORS includes exhibitionists who expose to children, computer surfers who solicit children over the Internet and child pornographers. Men in their 20′s and older who form sexual relationships with young teenage girls, sometimes as young as 12 or 13, can be considered sexual exploiters.


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