“The taboo against talking about incest is stronger than the taboo against doing it.”
– Maria Sauzier, M.D.
Numbers of Children Sexually Abused before 18th Birthday:
1 in 4 Girls
1 in 6 Boys
Only 1 in 10 tell 93% are abused by someone they know, trust, and love.
- 70-80% of sexual abuse survivors report excessive drug and alcohol use.
- 50% of male survivors have suicidal thoughts &more than 20% attempt suicide.
- Young girls who are sexually abused are more likely to develop eating disorders as adolescents.
- Over 60% of teen first pregnancies are preceded by experiences of sexual abuse
- The average age of the offenders is 27
- Median Age of Abuse is 9 Years Old
- Approximately 40% of sex offenders report having been sexually abused as children.
- Both men & women who have been sexually abused are more likely to engage in prostitution
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- Approximately 70% of sexual offenders of children have between 1 and 9 victims
- 20-25% have 10 to 40 victims
- Serial child molesters may have as many as 400 victims in their lifetimes
Quotes from Convicted Child Molesters
These quotes are from men who are convicted child molesters. They, too, are experts in the field of child maltreatment, and they also spell it out:
“Parents are so naive—they’re worried about strangers and should be worried about their brother-in-law. They just don’t realize how devious we can be. I used to abuse children in the same room with their parents and they couldn’t see it or didn’t seem to know it was happening.”
“I was disabled and spent months grooming the parents, so they would tell their children to take me out and help me. No one thought that disabled people could be abusers.”
“Parents are partly to blame if they don’t tell their children about [sexual matters]—I used it to my advantage by teaching the child myself.”
“Parents shouldn’t be embarrassed to talk about things like this—it’s harder to abuse or trick a child who knows what you’re up to.”
Courage To Speak
Child sexual abuse is proliferated by the veil of silence, fear and discomfort with the issue. Courage To Speak addresses the six obstacles of change to create a unified effort to eradicate the epidemic of child sexual abuse. Courage To Speak exposes these issues and addresses possible solutions, while encouraging all to have the COURAGE TO SPEAK about the issue to promote sound solutions.
The Grooming “Mystery”
Learn what the grooming process entails and how sex offenders gain the trust of not only the child, but those that care for the child. The Grooming Mystery looks past appearances to behaviors that make someone safe or unsafe for a child. When we recognize the mode of operation of a sex offender we can be better equipped to protect our children.
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