CARRIE and DH 7/14/07
I think if I had had some of the situations you guys describe happen, I would be a lot less relaxed about things than I am now.
Laurie, mom to:
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Almost 1 in 5 women in US have been raped or sexually abused, study finds | GlobalPost
This was just the top Google search I could find. I had previously heard the numbers were 1 and 4. When my mother was a girl she was playing at the neighbor's house and was molested by the girl's father. A similar situation happened with DH's sister. It is much more common than people think. I am perfectly fine with being called paranoid. I would not leave my daughters with an adult man that was not family unless I knew them extremely well.
Aren't there statistics out there that sexual abusers are very often people you know well or are family? I think it's kind of arbitrary to protect kids from one type of sexual assaulter but not the othet
Cecilia Marie 1/10/10
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Most sexual abuse offenders are acquainted with their victims; approximately 30% are relatives of the child, most often brothers, fathers, uncles or cousins; around 60% are other acquaintances such as 'friends' of the family, babysitters, or neighbors; strangers are the offenders in approximately 10% of child sexual abuse cases.
I wouldn't call friends of the family acquaintances... Nor neighbors in a lot of instances. You are distilling down the statistic