Is most childhood sexual abuse committed by strangers?
No. Strangers are not the most common perpetrators of sexual abuse. Most children are sexually abused by someone known or related to them, often in a position of trust or authority. Studies indicate that no more than 10-30% of sex offenders were strangers, meaning that up to 90% of children sexually abused had some type of relationship with their abuser.

Children are abused most often by someone that they know, such as a relative, the best liked coach, the pillar of the community, pediatrician, teacher, scout leader, or religious leader. Tricky people look just like you and me, but they try to manipulate our children into certain actions or situations.

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1. What are behavioral / physical indicators of sexual abuse?
2. If I know of an offender that is not in your database, should I contact you?
3. I recently received a sex offender notification. What should I tell my young child?
4. Is most childhood sexual abuse committed by strangers?
5. What can I do to help prevent my child from being sexually abused or abducted?