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Title: Child Sex Rings: A Behavioral Analysis
Author(s): K V Lanning
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America

National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The term child sex ring is defined as one or more offenders simultaneously involved sexually with several child victims. Child sex rings have many dynamics different from "typical" intrafamilial abuse cases: multiple victims, multiple offenders, the victim's parents, and the gender of the victim.
Abstract: Two thirds of all victims molested outside the home are boys. The two major patterns or types of child sex ring cases are historical child sex rings and multidimensional child sex rings. Historical child sex rings involve male offenders and male victims, preferential molesters, sexual motivation, child pornography and child erotica, and control through seduction. Multidimensional child sex rings seem to have the following four dynamics in common: (1) multiple young victims, (2) multiple offenders, (3) fear as the controlling tactic, and (4) bizarre and/or ritualistic activity. One advantage to the investigation of child sex rings is that the possibility of developing significant corroborative evidence is far greater than in one-on-one sexual abuse cases. The best and easiest way to avoid child victim testimony in court is to build a case that is so strong that the offender pleads guilty. 13 references and appendix
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Crimes against children; Missing children; Police child abuse training
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