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Notes About 44% of victims are under age 18, while 80% are under age 30. Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S is sexually assaulted. Each Year, there are about 207,754 victims of sexual assault or abuse. 54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police, and 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail. Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance. Both males and females sexually offend, however males represent a higher percentage of known sex offenders. Child sexual abuse usually begins with a sex offender gaining both the parents and the childs trust and friendship. Once a relationship has been established, the offender will begin to test the childs knowledge and ability to protect themselves. Sexual jokes, back rubs, accidental sexual touching, and hugging, often done in the presence of the parent, are utilized to test the waters. If the offender isnt given the message that these behaviors are inappropriate he/she will increase the amount and type of sexual exposure. To adjust the child to sexual activity, offenders commonly utilize casual or accidental exposure to pornography. This entire process is known as grooming. Closely monitoring the online database for sex offenders who may have moved into your neighborhood simply isnt enough. 85-90% of child sexual abuse cases are committed by trusted family members and close friends. That includes fathers and mothers, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, cousins, babysitters,

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