Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sex offenses in the news


Recently in the State of Florida and nationwide the news has been filled with sexually related offenses. Beginning with former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky and the numerous allegations against him and here locally on December 2nd with the arrest of 48 suspected child predators, it seems sexual offenses are on the rise.  However, according to this article from the Associated Press, there has been a 55% drop in child sex abuse cases since 1992. The majority of child sex abuse cases are committed by family members or acquaintances and only 5% of all cases involve strangers.

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