Special needs kids and child sexual abuse: How child molesters like Josh Duggar groom victims

With "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar in rehab for sexually molesting his sisters, attention turns to child sexual abuse prevention. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Usually, DV usually refers to physical abuse, but there other faces: sexually exploited children. Stats show that 1 child in 10 is sexually molested by age 18 said Darkness to Light. And 3 in 4 of those children were abused by someone they knew well in places they trust (home, relative's home, school, church). So the stereotypical stranger molesting in strange places is far less common. Here are warnings signs that a molester is grooming a child. Note: special needs children fall prey to predators more easily because their disabilities and handicaps make them more vulnerable. Don't let your precious child be a target: know that signs! Child sexual abuse: How child molesters like Josh Duggar groom victims | Examiner.com

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