Fear The Sex Offenders You Know

February 22, 2010

syracuse.com: Fear The Sex Offenders You Know.

A story about a registered sex offender who is accused of taking photos of Girl Scouts in Phoenix has provoked strong reactions from commenters. The commenter “beilstwh” writes about where the most danger to children comes from:

“I have a real problem with people putting their heads in the sand. You don’t have to worry about the strangers molesting your sons and daughters. The overwhelming (about 95%) of molesters are close friends or family members. While well-publicized, the actual attacks by strangers is very low. You need to be worried about the mother or father or brother or sister or the strange uncle or the family friend. That’s who the statistics say will attack your children.”

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