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OH: Official – Halloween child sex attacks unlikely

With Halloween only a few days away, Law Director Gregory Hicks made it clear there is not an increased likelihood of registered sex offenders accosting children during this holiday than any other time of the year.

A nine-year study released in 2009 in the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers found there is no significant increase in the risk for non-familial child sexual abuse during this holiday period, Hicks said.  The vast majority of child sexual abuse cases — more than 80 percent — are done by persons related to or known to the children. Full Article

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  1. Bill

    The kids are more likely to get hit by a car than getting sexually assaulted by stranger.

  2. wonderin

    I would rate their chance of a Registrant attacking their child about equal to an attack by the “headless horseman”.

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