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Demystifying Female Perpetrated Sex Crimes Against Children  

Author:  Michael Pittaro.

Source: Volume 08, Number 04, Spring 2016 , pp.301-309(9)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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This article presents the sobering realities about females who perpetrate child sexual abuse (CSA), a phenomenon that up till now has been largely unaddressed. Of course, this is in part attributable to the fact that males are far more likely than females to commit CSA. But it also has something to do with the observation made by author Michael Pittaro: that for most people, it is just too heinous and counterintuitive an idea to contemplate that a female, whose traditional identity has included giving life, nurturing, and protecting the young, could molest a child. As clearly outlined in this piece, the fact that some females do perpetrate child sexual abuse is, unfortunately, is a sad reality and one that must be grappled with.

Keywords: ”Dark Figure” crime; non-reporting; victim grooming

Affiliations:  1: American Military University.

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