The Characteristics Of Pedophilia
Characteristics of a pedophile are usually male and over the age of 30 and single. If married, the relationship is more for “companionship”. They are often fascinated with child activities or …show more content…
The pedophile often seeks out a withdrawn, shy, or handicapped child that often comes from a troubled or underprivileged home. They often shower them with attention or gifts, and provoke the kids with trips to desirable places. Amusement parks, zoos, and concerts are just a few examples.
Many times pedophiles will develop close relationships with a single parent in order to get close to their child. Once inside the home, they have a better opportunity to manipulate the child. Using guilt, fear, or even love to confuse them are just a few tactics often used. If the child’s parent is at work it offers the pedophile private time needed to abuse them.
It’s not unusual for the child to develop feelings for their predator, often desiring approval and / or acceptance. It compromises their ability to decipher good and bad behavior. This is often compared to Stockholm Syndrome. Stockholm Syndrome is when the victim expresses empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward the abuser. Sometimes to the point they get …show more content…
They may be young or old, male or female. Female sex offenders make up such a small percentage that little are known about them as a group. Female sex abusers are sometimes disguised by the role of caregivers. It can happen during bath time, dressing or undressing, even diaper changes. Female pedophiles are not only care givers; it can happen under any circumstance. Women who sexually abuse children can be of any age or social class. Female offenders are classified into three main groups. (1) Women who initially target young children, (2) women who initially target adolescents, (3) and women who initially coerced with men. There are numerous reasons why molestation happens. Sexual abuse can happen because the female wants comfort, relationship needs, desires power, or even just for sexual gratification.
Most women are motivated by intimacy needs and usually just want to feel close to someone. Female sex offenders challenge those notions, which is why a lot of people struggle to believe these things. When it comes to women that choose prepubescent children as their victims, they often have a different type of need. It’s no longer a relationship need they want to feel in control and have