Kid Sex Offenders: Who Could They Be And How They Picked Their Targets
by Julie Plec ( 03 November 2019 )
What's Child grooming?
Grooming is when someone builds an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or trafficking.
Perpetrators of child sexual abuse are often individuals known to the family; they may be acquaintances, influential members of the community, trusted friends, family members, famous people.
For example in Florida on average there's a sex offender every 200 people.
In North Port, a city located in Sarasota County with a population of 66,000... we found over 80 sexual offenders, one every 800 people.
While in Brooksville a small city in Hernando County with a population or roughly 7,700... we found over 130 sexual offenders. One registered offender every 59 people.
Protecting yourself or your child from predators is a hard job, no questions about it, especially today where children have access to the Internet almost 24/7.
You can spot potential predators by learning to identify grooming behavior. However, please remember that because grooming is built to be very similar to friendly behaviours, sometimes innocent actions can seem like grooming, so be careful before making accusations.
One of the most prominent things predators do is giving special attentions.
When a potential predator grooms you or your child, they’ll start building up a special relationship, spending extra time with your child, giving them lots of compliments, or offering to give them extra help.
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