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13 sep 2011

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10 Strategies for Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse at the Hands of a Family Member

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13 sep 2011

'An offender’s primary weapons in the commission of a child sexual assault are the victims’ and other family members’ trust and love of him or her. Often minimized, in-home offenders are frequently perceived as less dangerous. However, they are "more experienced; more invested; cross more boundaries; are safer from exposure; create more betrayal and family conflict; and are more psychologically/emotionally involved in offending."5. It is essential to recognize that the offender grooms both the victim as well as the victim’s family members. In addition to trust and love, the offender uses other nontraditional weapons.'