According to Dr. Herbert Wagemaker, a renowned psychiatrist and author, pedophilia appears to run in families. In fact, statistics show that boys who suffered molestation often grow up and commit the same type of crime. The following statistics might surpise some readers:
* Four percent of today's population suffers from a sexual orientation focused on children
* In 1999, there were 93,000 children who were sexually abused.
* Of those 93,000 cases, half of them were committed by the parents of the abused children, and another 18% were relatives.
Unfortuntately there isn't a cure for pedophilia or child pedophiles, but there is treatment.
i am doing my senior project at school on child and i need info on pedophiles that were abused as children and why they find children appealing. i would greatly appreciate any info on that if you can. thank you!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|