Child sexual abusers, often referred
to as child molesters or pedophiles, are not your typical stereotypes
of the dirty old man lurking in the shadows.
They are often known and trusted by the child, and can be anyone,
from parents, grandparents, to family friends, neighbors, acquaintances,
or strangers. Sexual abusers can also be someone trusted to care
for our children, such as teachers, church workers, child care
providers, or foster parents. Abusers can be any age, adults,
adolescents or children, either male or female.
We all need nurturing, intimate relationships, and so do sex
who prey upon children.
There is no profile of a child molester!