Friday, March 14, 2014

Stop Child Abuse Now - SCAN Talks About Pedophiles, Child Molesters And Incest

A few nights ago, I was listening to a radio broadcast of Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) with host Bill Murray and a panel of others who talked with a special guest, Dr. Anna Carol Salter, Ph. D., from Madison, Wisconsin. Pedophiles, child sexual abuse, child molesters and incest were the topics of discussion.

One of the questions that was asked of Dr. Salter was whether pedophiles and child molesters could be cured. She said, with the information available right now, she honestly didn't know. Something else that she said that I didn't know until sometime in the past year or two is that not all pedophiles actually molest children. They live with the urge to have sex with children but not all act out the urges. Not all pedophiles are child molesters. I am guilty, as are many people that I know, of putting them all under the title of pedophile. 

I have shared here that the National Center for Victims of Crime states that a child molester will sexually abuse 117 victims before he is caught. Dr. Salter said with boys that figure is higher. She said that the molesters that go after little boys will molest 150 boys before they are caught. For those that may not know the current figures say that one out of four girls and one out of six boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Another very important statistic that I have read is that for every one child that breaks the silence and reports their abuse, another six never are reported.

I hope you will take the time to listen to this radio program. If we ever hope to be able to prevent our children from being molested, more needs to be known about pedophiles and child molesters - why they do what they do, why some molest and others don't, can they ever be cured, what signs do we need to be aware of in order to protect our children.

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Patricia Singleton said...

Tonight, Friday, March 14, 2014, I will be the guest speaker on SCAN with host Bill Murray. Here is the link:

The show will start at 8:00 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m. CT, 6:00 p.m. MT and 5:00 p.m. PT in the U. S.

Mary Graziano said...

Well written my friend, and so true, I also did not know that not all pedophiles abuse children, but I wonder if in time that they can't control that urge and will begin to sexually abuse. Thank you for this blog post Pat. Hugs and Love to you. <3

Patricia Singleton said...

Mary, You are very welcome, my friend. Most people that I talk with do use the word pedophile to mean someone who prefers and sexually abuses children. About a year ago,I had a young man on Twitter correct me when I used it incorrectly, according to him. I looked up the definition in the dictionary and he was right. I do believe that at some future date the meaning may very well be changed because of the way it is used today. Hugs and love to you too.

Jean Marie said...

Great stuff! Glad to have this stat, I have wondered about it. "very important statistic that I have read is that for every one child that breaks the silence and reports their abuse, another six never are reported."

Patricia Singleton said...

Jean Marie, Thank you. It is important to know that too many more of us never have the courage to tell or never find someone who they think will listen and believe them.