This is a brand new site on child sex abuse detection and prevention and I would like to welcome you! This site is by no means complete and will continually expand and be updated. This site is designed for those who have questions about child molestation and pedophilia and who want to take a stand to become more educated in order to help protect children from sexual abuse. It is also a place for victims of abuse to find answers and healing.
As the son of a pedophile who maintains regular contact with his father, though he is currently serving a 30-60 year sentence, I also maintain regular contact with many victims of child sexual abuse. It is a complex web and after reading countless books, having countless conversations with pedophiles, counselors of pedophiles, victims, and victims’ counselors, and after spending countless hours wrestling with God and coming to grips with the sheer determination of pedophiles to offend and abuse millions of innocent children, I humbly submit that there are no easy solutions or answers. In other words, we cannot reduce a solution to the problem with a simple prayer or a one page cheat-sheet on what pedophiles look like and how we keep our kids from them.
As a minister, I have a particular interest in training churches in detection and prevention, though I do train other professionals and the general public. Some reliable statistics show that a little over 90% of pedophiles are regular church goers, yet until my father was caught 2 years ago, I had gone my entire life without hearing a single church speak on the topic of child sexual abuse. Not a whisper. No churches that I’ve ever been to had policies in place to protect children from predators. Many predators specifically target churches precisely because of the naivety of Christians in general and the groomability of our children. This can and should change.
This site will be a place where we all can hash out our questions, share information, educate one another, cry together, and offer a glimmer of hope to the millions of children who are currently or who have already been abused. I’ve transferred a few blogs over from another site and will continue to blog solely on this site from now on. And again I say, “Welcome!”