What are the facts on pedophilia and other sexual predators....?

What is the likelihood that a former sexual predator will victimize another person?

Please cite credible sources.

In addition, how do you think is the best way to deal with a "repentant" "former" pedophile who wishes to return to his place of worship where children are present?

Note: This is not an issue that is affecting any one I know. I'm am attempting verify the accuracy some of the responses I saw on another question.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    On any topic it's hard to find sources that provide the same statistics.

    "Research shows pedophiles have a high rate of repeat offenses - with study statistics varying between 65 and 80 percent." http://www.summitdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?A...

    "On average, a pedophile will victimize hundreds of children." http://writ.lp.findlaw.com/hamilton/20050825.html

    "The average pedophile will victimize 244 children in their lifetime, according to the Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund, a child advocacy group working to prevent child abuse and neglect." http://www.aninchfrommurder.com/blog/archives/2005...

    "The prognosis of successfully ending pedophilic habits among persons who practice pedophilia is not favorable. Pedophiles have a high rate of recidivism; that is, they tend to repeat their acts often over time."http://www.minddisorders.com/Ob-Ps/Pedophilia.html

    "The incidence of recidivism for pedophiles is upwards of 80 percent."

    "Dr. Saunders tells me that a molester molests -- a typical pedophile molests about 380 children in a lifetime, 380." http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0503/30/ng....

    “25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

    ………Sarah Tofte http://vigilantantis.wordpress.com/2008/04/28/mart...

    "A major problem among incarcerated child pedophiles is that they often aren't treated in prison, and thus, become repeat child offenders."


    While it's true that most statistics on child molestation show that men are more likely to abuse children, the fact is that some women are also child molesters. In 1994, the National Opinion Research Center showed that the second most common form of child sexual abuse involved women abusing boys. For every three male abusers, there's one female abuser. Statistics on female sex offenders are more difficult to obtain because the crime is more hidden (Interview with Dr. Richard Cross, "A Question of Character,", National Opinion Research Center; cf. Carnes). Also, their most frequent victims (boys) are less likely to report sexual abuse, especially when the abuser is a woman (O'Leary, "Child Sexual Abuse"). http://www.catholicity.com/commentary/hudson/tenmy...

    While it's difficult to obtain accurate statistics on childhood sexual abuse, the characteristic patterns of repeat child sex offenders have been well described. The profiles of child molesters never include normal adults who become erotically attracted to children as a result of abstinence (Fred Berlin, "Compulsive Sexual Behaviors" in Addiction and Compulsion Behaviors [Boston: NCBC, 1998]; Patrick J. Carnes, "Sexual Compulsion: Challenge for Church Leaders" in Addiction and Compulsion; Dale O'Leary, "Homosexuality and Abuse"). http://www.catholicity.com/commentary/hudson/tenmy...

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  • rison
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    some professionals estimate that some thing like 80% of youngster molesters are no longer pedophiles (and maximum pedophiles are no longer infant molesters). they have not got a sexual determination for toddlers. They do it because of the fact they're an hassle-free objective and men have greater get admission to to boys. So the molest boys. widely used heterosexuals molest boys. there is no connection between pedophilia and homosexuality. Homosexuals and heterosexuals are the two possibly to molest toddlers. "tell your mom to pass study the version between sexuality and paraphilia. " What in the event that they have been conversing approximately homophilia and pedosexuality? O wait. they're. -.- homophilia=homosexuality and pedophilia = pedosexuality

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  • 1 decade ago

    Over the course of 25 years child molesters have a higher repeat offender rate than rapists. Along the lines of 52% according to the "Center For Sex Offender Management" website. Citing from 2001. I don't have any more current figures that I can verify right now.

    I hope this helps you!

    Source(s): Center For Sex Offender Management http://www.csom.org/pubs/recidsexof.html
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All pedophiles should be killed, or better yet, become someone else's ***** in prison.

    I believe in forgiveness toward many things. This is not one of them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They are a$$holes and should be killed.

    • christy6 years agoReport

      Thank You for saying they should be killed. I was 6 when I was molested by a family friend brought home by my father, this man started having an affair with my mother, which I seen, so when he started to molest me, I felt that I had no one to turn to. Thank you for saying this. blessings to you.

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