Danville, VA – There is often a story of child sex abuse or child pornography in the news, most recently the Penn State scandal. So what is it that makes these people do what they do? “Stranger Danger,” that common saying police have taught American children for decades. Authorities say nine times out of 10 a molested child knows their abuser. “It’s a relatively small amount of children that are being offended this way by strangers where as it’s someone that knows the child and has access to the child,” said Sgt. Stephen Anders of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. READ MORE HERE
FBI REPORT: Child Predators ~ The Online Threat Continues to Grow
It’s a recipe for trouble: naive teenagers, predatory adults, and a medium—the Internet—that easily connects them. In a new video blog, Executive Assistant Director Shawn Henry warns against the dangers of online predators. “It’s an unfortunate fact of life that pedophiles are everywhere online,” said Special Agent Greg Wing, who supervises a cyber squad in our Chicago Field Office. READ MORE HERE---------------------------------------------
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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