What is a predator? 3 Facts to consider.

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FACT #1 – A child predator doesn’t look like a scary monster.

He or she smiles. They are so nice. They don’t look like predators.

That’s their first step. Once they’ve accomplished that, they can proceed with their second step, which is to sexually victimize their target.

FACT #2 – Molesters, groomers, predators are typically NOT strangers though some can be.

They are people you overlook. Usually they have a relationship with the family involved. They can go to the same social events and be in the same circles. They go church too.

FACT #3 – They use deliberate tricks and ploys to gain a child’s trust.

Candy. Toys. Friendly talks. That’s their first step. Once they’ve accomplished that, they can proceed with their second step, which is to sexually victimize their target.

Who Are They?

Relatives, church family, a family friend who spends a lot of time at your home, a married neighbor or co-worker, cousins or older siblings, the ice cream man, that nice old man who lives next door and seems so harmless, the swim coach or teacher who takes such a special interest in one particular child, above all the others. Someone who works very hard at arranging “alone-time” with your child, making it seem like they’re doing you a favor!

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