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Too mnay child rapists/ molesters are getting a slap on the hand and serving a few years in prison, then they get out and continue to destroy our children's lives!!! One child is one too many!!!

Pedophiles have a strong, almost irresistible, desire to have sex with children.

The average pedophile molests 260 victims during their lifetime.

Over 90% of convicted pedophiles are arrested again for the same offense after their release from prison.

There are 400,000 registered sex offenders in the United States, and an estimated 80 to 100,000 of them are missing. They're supposed to be registered, but we don't know where they are and we don't know where they're living.

1 in 5 violent offenders serving time in a state prison reported having victimized a child.

2/3 of all prisoners convicted of rape or sexual assault had committed their crime against a child.

Acquaintance perpetrators are the most common abusers, constituting approximately 70-90% of all reported perpetrators.

89% of child sexual assault cases involve persons known to the child, such as a caretaker or family acquaintance.

For the vast majority of child victimizers in State prison, the victim was someone they knew before the crime.

1/3 had committed their crime against their own child, about 1/2 had a relationship with the victim as a friend, acquaintance, or relative other than offspring, about 1 in 7 reported the victim to have been a stranger to them.

The typical offender is male, begins molesting by age 15, engages in a variety of deviant behavior, and molests an average of 117 youngsters, most of whom do not report the offense.

Inmates who victimized children were less likely than other inmates to have a prior criminal record-nearly 1/3 of child victimizers had never been arrested prior to the current offense, compared to less than 20% of those who victimized adults

About 10% of violent offenders with child victims received life or death sentences and the average prison term was 11 years, somewhat shorter average sentences than received by those with adult victims.

1 in 10 child victimizers reported that they had committed their crimes against multiple victims: they were more likely than those who victimized adults to have had multiple victims

Like rape, child molestation is one of the most underreported crimes: only 1-10% are ever disclosed.

The behavior is highly repetitive, to the point of compulsion, rather than resulting from a lack of judgment.

1. The number of victims of childhood sexual abuse and molestation grows each year.

2. Roughly 33% of girls and 14% of boys are molested before the age of 18, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

3. Nearly 2/3 of all sexual assaults reported involved minors and roughly 1/3 involved children under the age of 12.

4. In most cases, however, child molestation goes unreported. Estimates are that only 35% of sexual abuse is reported.

5. Children rarely lie about sexual abuse. 80% of all child molestation cases involve someone the child knows.