Just the Facts; RE: Broken Bow Molest...

Just the Facts; RE: Broken Bow Molestation Case

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Newalla, OK

#1 Apr 27, 2012
So many of the people following this case want just the facts, so here are some facts and statistics for those truely interested in understanding more about how something this tragic could occur in your own back yard. I have not independently verified all these statistics, but have sited the source where available.

I hope this will educate and enlighten people on both sides (guilt/innocense)of this issue.

About 39 million adults living in the United States have survived some form of sexual abuse as a child, according to the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute. The institute believes that 95 percent of child molestation could be prevented. It starts by recognizing the signs that someone may be a child molester.
Expert Insight
Child molestation is a complex subject. As such, there are a variety of theories about its cause. The motivations of a Catholic priest may differ from those of a celebrity singer, a famous film director or the woman who owns the local daycare center. Researchers A. Nicholas Groth, Ph.D., William F. Hobson, M.S. and Thomas S. Gary, M.Ed., performed extensive research on the psychology of a child molester. In their article "The Child Molesters: Clinical Observations," they described child molesters as having feelings of inadequacy. Some have unresolved issues in their own psycho-sexual development. As such, adult sexuality is threatening.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/25377-child...

The statistics say that one out of every three to four girls has been sexually assaulted by the age of 18. One boy out of every six will be abused by the age of 18. Although we have some reports and convictions to base these statistics on, they are actually not accurate. So many cases of child molestation go unreported each year, so we really cannot estimate the real numbers. The FBI reports that the National Institute for Mental Health found that only 1% to 10% of victims ever tell that they were abused. Boys report far less than girls.
· The average child molester will molest fifty girls before being caught and convicted.
· A child molester that seeks out boys will molest 150 boys before being caught and convicted and he will commit at least 280 sexual crimes in his lifetime.
· The standard pedophile will commit 117 sexual crimes in their lifetime.
· Most sexual abuse happens between the ages of 7 and 13.
Characteristics of Offenders Who Violate and Assault Children
According to the Survey of Inmates of State Correctional Facilities by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, the following statistics have been recorded concerning the characteristics of offenders who violate and assault children.
* Those inmates who were convicted of committing violent acts against children were more like to have been white, a percentage of nearly 70%, than any other race.
* White inmates were nearly three times more likely to have victimized a child than black inmates.
* About one in every seven Hispanic convicts had been convicted for a crime against a child.
* Nearly two-thirds of convicted child molesters and/or offenders were or had been married.
* Child molesters and offenders were more likely to have grown up in a two parent home and were more likely to have been molested as a child.
* Approximately 22% of child offenders reported having been sexually abused as a child.

Child Pedophiles- An Epidemic?
According to Dr. Herbert Wagemaker, a renowned psychiatrist and author, pedophilia appears to run in families. In fact, statistics show that boys who suffered molestation often grow up and commit the same type of crime. The following statistics might surpise some readers:
* Four percent of today’s population suffers from a sexual orientation focused on children
* In 1999, there were 93,000 children who were sexually abused.
* Of those 93,000 cases, half of them were committed by the parents of the abused children, and another 18% were relatives.

Newalla, OK

#2 Apr 27, 2012
The Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute reports that two out of every 10 young girls and one out of every 10 young boys are victims of sexual molestation and abuse. Many children do not tell their parents or other children about their encounters with a sexual predator. Child molesters are often skilled at communication, which they use to lure the victim in and then keep him quiet through subtle threats or intimidation. Adults should know the warning signs so they can spread the word and prevent child molestation.
Attachment to a Child
Praesidium states that 47 percent of child molestation cases involve a perpetrator who already knows the victim. This could mean that the child molester is a family member, friend of the family, personal acquaintance, babysitter or member of the victim's church.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/117528-warn...

One sign that parents and caregivers should look for is when another older child or adult is extremely attached to just one child. He may shower the child with gifts or single him out to engage in special activities such as trips to the zoo or rides in the car. The attachment goes above and beyond a normal friendship or relationship; it may develop into a regular routine. Another indication of possible foul play would be if the adult or older child only wants to take that child as opposed to making it a group activity. The molester makes the child feel special and gains his trust through gifts, fun activities and appreciation.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/117528-warn...

Change in Child's Behavior
Sudden changes in a child's behavior may indicate inappropriate activity. Survivors and Victims Empowered states that a child molester or pedophile often manipulates the child mentally. The child may not come out and verbally tell her parents she is being molested. The child molester convinces the child that she is also at fault for the inappropriate behavior and she will get in trouble if she tells her parents. Acting out sexually on other children, detachment from peers, isolation and emotional outbursts are all warning signs there may be an underlying problem with a child predator. Resisting being around the predator could also be an indication.
Detachment Around Adults
Another sign of someone who may be a child molester is if they focus more of their spare time on wanting to be around children rather than other adults. This may indicate that they are fixated on the emotional or sexual high that they receive from being around or near a child or victim. They may spend more of their time trying to relate to being in a relationship with a child as opposed to someone their own age.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/117528-warn...

Newalla, OK

#3 Apr 27, 2012
Please note that some of these statistics are 10-15 years old and the rates may be much higher now.

1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 14.
Source: Hopper, J.(1998). Child Sexual Abuse: Statistics, Research, Resources. Boston, MA Boston University School of Medicine.
· 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 16.
Source: Hopper, J.(1998). Child Sexual Abuse: Statistics, Research, Resources. Boston, MA Boston University School of Medicine.
· More than 90% of all sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator. Almost 50% of the offenders are household members and 38% are already acquaintances of the victims.
Source: US Department of Justice.(1997) and Finkelhor and Ormond.(2001).
· The average serial child molester has between 360-380 victims in his lifetime.
Source: South Carolina Forcible Sex Crimes.(1999). Summary, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Columbia, SC.
· Only 12% of all cases of child abuse are reported.
Source: Hanson, R.F., Resnick, H.S., Saunders, B.E., Kilpatrick, D.G., & Best, C.(1999). Factors Relating to the Reporting of Childhood Sexual Assault. Child Abuse and Neglect,(23) 559-569.
· 38% of girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.
16% of boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.
Source: www.womenofsubstance.org
· The most common ages of children when sexual abuse occurs are between 8 and 12.
Source: David Finkelhor et al, A Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse, Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1986
· 21.6% of women who reported being raped during their lifetime were under age 12 at the time of their first rape. 32.4% of these women were 12-17 years of age. Therefore, over half of all female rape victim/survivors surveyed in this study were under the age of 18 at the time of their first rape.
Source: Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey,(NCJRS) 2000 ( www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/183781.pdf )
· Persons under 18 years of age account for 67% of all sexual assault victimizations reported to law enforcement agencies. Children under 12 years old account for 34% of those cases and children under six years account for 14% of those cases
Source: Snyder, Howard.“Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement: Victim, Incident, and Offender Characteristics.” Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000.
· 1.8 million of the 22.3 million adolescents in the United States have been sexually assaulted
Source: Kilpatrick, D.G. and B.E. Saunders “The Prevalence and Consequences of Child Victimization: Summary of a Research Study by Dean Kilpatrick, Ph.D. and Benjamin Saunders, Ph.D.” National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997
· According to the U.S. Department of Justice, victims of rape and sexual assault report that in nearly 3 out of 4 incidents, the offender was not a stranger. Based on police-recorded incident data, in 90% of the rapes of children younger than 12, the child knew the offender.
Source: Greenfield, et al, 1997. Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rae and Sexual Assault. United States Department of Justice.
· Like rape, child molestation is one of the most underreported crimes: only 1-10% are ever disclosed.
Source: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

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#4 Apr 27, 2012
Do you really think anyone is going to read all this crap? No disrespect dude but c'mon. Seriously.

Newalla, OK

#5 Apr 27, 2012
If it helps one parent keep their child safe, by knowing what to look out for, or helps one victim understand that they are not alone it was worth the time to post.

So sorry you see it as "crap". The post was not meant to be a discussion forrum anyway, just educational.

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