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Female Child Sex Offenders

John Rowland

Posted on May 25, 2018 12:07

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Lately there's been plenty of saturation coverage by legacy media of sexual harassment/abuse by men. Unfortunately, this appears to be an equal-opportunity pursuit.

"Up to 64,000 women in UK 'are child-sex offenders.'"

"20% of 320,000 suspected UK paedophiles were women."

"34-year-old [female] Delaware science teacher, was charged with 28 counts of first-degree rape."

"32 year old woman sexually abuses 6 year old."

Unsettling headlines, indeed.

There are other similar, even more disturbing ones.

Another entity has compiled a list of some 275 female teachers who have had inappropriate sexual relations with students; "women predators on campus."

According to the Journal of Public Child Welfare, female perpetrators are involved in some 20% of child sexual abuse cases in the United States. However, less than 1% of incarcerated sex offenders in the US are female.

Female offenders are on different "consequential trajectories" (that is, different crime "career paths") from men when it comes to sexual offenses. The Journal reports that the female sexual offenders who are involved with child welfare agencies receive "higher levels of mental health, substance abuse, family centered and economic based services than comparable male sex offenders."

In terms of long-term sexual abuse, Myriam S. Denov has produced "The Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse by Female Perpetrators - A Qualitative Study of Male and Female Victims." Denov confirms that "under reporting of sexual abuse is common and sexual abuse committed by a female is probably the most under reported of them all."

Denov goes on to state that both male and female victims of female-perpetrated sexual abuse reported long-term difficulties with "substance abuse, self-injury, suicide, depression, rage, strained relationships with women, self-concept and identity issues, and a discomfort with sex."

In all these cases, equality of opportunity is not such a good thing. Or at least, should be balanced by equality of consequence.

John Rowland

Posted on May 25, 2018 12:07

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