Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Stats on Juvenile Sex Offenders - Children Molesting Other Children

Up to 50 percent of those who sexually abuse children are under the age of 18.
(Hunter, J.A., Figueredo, A., Malamuth, N.M., & Becker, J.V. (2003). Juvenile sex offenders: Toward the Development of a typology. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, (2003) Volume 15, No. 1).

20 to 50% of adolescents who have sexually abused children were themselves victims of physical abusei and approximately 40 to 80% were victims of sexual abuse.
(Hunter, J. and Becker, J., "Motivators of Adolescent Sex Offenders and Treatment Perspectives," in J. Shaw (Ed.), Sexual Aggression, American Psychiatric Press, Inc. (Washington, DC, 1998).

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