Exhibit 6: Child sex abuse
Related to sex trafficking is child sex abuse. This ranks among the vilest of sins committed by society. Even in prison, the inmates consider child molesters worthy of death and often take the matter into their own hands.
Though prison officials in some Northeastern states question the idea of an automatic social hierarchy among prisoners based solely upon their offenses, most agree that if there is one, child molesters and informants derided as “snitches” occupy the lowest rungs.
“Once their crime has become known, they usually don’t make it” without protective custody
“Chomo” is prison slang for a child molester and, inmates and officers often claim, they are at the absolute bottom of the implied prison hierarchy.
Chomos are definitely bottom, then snitches are targeted after them. Drug dealers, white-collar, common folk, the former inmate said. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) talks a good game, but you won’t ever provide a safe haven for a chomo in custody.
Two months earlier, Clinton Don Simpson who was accused a decade earlier of abusing more than a dozen children in his backyard was killed at the age of 76 by a fellow prisoner in Texas. In May 2018, an inmate in California jail killed an accused pedophile telling authorities that it was his “public service.”
Odds are you know someone who has been sexually abused as a child.
About one in seven girls and one in 25 boys with be sexually abused before they turn 18.
Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children aged 17 and under.
One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old
In the United States, child sexual abuse (CSA) affects approximately 16% of men and 25-27% of women.
In the majority of cases, it is not the “evil” person that commits child sexual assault, but by a “normal, regular” person.
Approximately 60% of boys and 80% of girls who are sexually victimized are abused by someone known to the child or the child’s family (Lieb, Quinsey, and Berliner, 1998). Relatives, friends, baby-sitters, persons in positions of authority over the child, or persons who supervise children are more likely than strangers to commit a sexual assault.
You cannot pick out a sex offender in a crowd. People who may sexually abuse children are fathers, mothers, step-parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. They are neighbors, babysitters, religious leaders, teachers, and coaches. They come from all classes, racial and religious backgrounds and may be homosexual or heterosexual.
Those who molest children look and act just like everyone else.
Abusers can be neighbors, friends, and family members. People who sexually abuse children can be found in families, schools, churches, recreation centers, youth sports leagues, and any other place children gather. Significantly, abusers can be and often are other children.
About 90% of children who are victims of abuse know their abuser. Only 10% of sexually abused children are abused by a stranger.
Approximately 30% of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members.