“The serial killer has the same personality characteristics as the sex offender against children”
-Dr. Mace Knapp, Nevada State Prison Psychologist http://yellodyno.com/Statistics/statistics_child_molester.html
Myth: “Children who are sexually assaulted will sexually assault others when they grow up.”
Fact: Approximately 70% of all adult sex offenders were not sexually abused as a child.
Council on Sex Offender Treatment http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/
3/4 of the violent victimizations of children took place in either the victim’s home or the offenders home. – BJS Survey of State Prison Inmates
2/3 of all prisoners convicted of rape or sexual assault had committed their crime against a child. – BJS Survey of State Prison Inmates
Inmates who victimized children were less likely than other inmates to have a prior criminal record-nearly 1/3 of child victimizers had never been arrested prior to the current offense, compared to less than 20% of those who victimized adults.
– BJS Survey of State Prison Inmates
Like rape, child molestation is one of the most underreported crimes: only 1-10% are ever disclosed. – FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
The behavior is highly repetitive, to the point of compulsion, rather than resulting from a lack of judgment. – Dr. Ann Burges, Dr. Nicholas Groth, et al. in a study of imprisoned offenders