Published on May 14, 2013
Most Sex Offenders Against Children Are Family Members
"The news media's misrepresentation of offenders of sex crime against children
There has been extensive media coverage of the recent rescue of three kidnapped female victims in Cleveland, two of whom were teenagers when they were abducted. Although the event represents a tragic yet inspiring story with significant interest to the public, however, this type of sex offense does not epitomize the reality about sex crime against children. Unfortunately, the media’s lack of attention to those typical sex offenses against children often perpetuates the myth that “Don’t talk to strangers” as the preventive method to keep children safe.
The fact is, most sex and other offenders against children are not strangers. According to the Child Maltreatment 2011 report published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CPS (child protective services) agencies in the 50 States and 2 regions (including District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) screened in, responded to and disposed more than 2 million instances about child abuse (including 676,569 unique child abuse victims) during Federal fiscal year 2011."
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 11:32 AM
Ariel Castro Showed Typical [sic] Sex Offender Behavior [beware, advert]
"Sex offenders prove difficult to profile. There is no specific race, gender, education level, income level, or religion that indicate sex offender behavior."