Sexual offenses are crimes that have existed throughout history. It is, therefore, surprising that sexual offense research is still in its infancy and that it doesn’t deserve the time and effort it really needs. Sexual offenders are the most heterogeneous group of all criminology and investigators as well as researchers have come to learn about them by coming into contact with the victims rather than the offenders themselves.
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While many sexual assault cases remain unresolved or even unreported, there are still remaining facts:
Typologies of those who rape
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The single-parent family is more vulnerable to sex offenses:
In most single-parent families, the parent works a regular full time job and is only available for a limited period of time. In addition to the full time job, there is the household and all the other miscellaneous chores a parent has to master. Due to the lack of time, the child is not receiving the psychological support it needs. Child molesters, who are very much aware of the situation, take advantage and take on the role of the caring friend. The child will develop a deep trust towards the caring attention provider in order to compensate for lost time with mom and dad.
Reported cases of child sexual abuse have reached epidemic proportions. There has been a 322 percent increase from 1990-2000 and that is not counting the vast number of unreported cases. It is widely known that many children who have been molested, whether it be on a regular basis or not, tend to keep the molestation a secret.
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Child molestation at a glance
Child molestation and sexual assault
is the most rapid growing violent crime in the U.S.
About 1.3 million children are sexually assaulted each year
There are 60 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse in America
95 percent of molested children know their perpetrators
Nearly half of the victims are under the age of 18
1 in 6 boys will be sexually molested by age 18
1 in 4 girls will be sexually molested by age 18
Most offenders are 10 or more years older than the victim
Girls are more likely to disclose the abuse
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Child molestation and sexual assault leaves a fingerprint on each child’s soul. Deep inside, there is a pain that can’t be overcome and many cases of child molestation stay unreported. As a parent, it is crucial that you talk to your child. Children need to feel safe and comfortable when talking about their own feelings and experiences. If your child feels that it won’t be judged by talking to you it is much more likely to come to you and tell you about molestation and/or sexual abuse situations.
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