Saturday, 12 May 2007

Children who are sexual predators

A research paper by the National Child Protection Clearinghouse summarises recent research about children who sexually abuse and shows:
- they are overwhelmingly male
- they can be as young as 10
- those who have been sexually abused may go on to sexually abuse, but most victims remain female and do not sexually abuse
- there is a minority of those boys who have been sexually abused who may later sexually abuse
-most children who sexually abuse do not go on to do it as adults
-sibling abuse is more common than parental sexual abuse

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