Sexual Abuse of Juvenile Detainees by Female Staff

The Dark Secret of Juvenile Detention Centers: Nine Out of Every 10 Reporters of Sexual Abuse are Males Victimized by Female Staffers by Josh Voorhees for Slate.com details federal statistics related to sexual abuse of detained juveniles.  According to the federal data cited, many of these children were repeatedly victimized, some by force.  More likely was the scenario of “grooming” during which the adult established a relationship with the child that eventually led to the sexual encounter.

In Indiana, many professionals fall within the parameters of Child Seduction (I.C. 35-42-4-7), if there is inappropriate contact between the professional and the child.  The child cannot consent to a relationship with a professional who is providing services.

See also this previous post, Sexual Victimization of Juvenile Inmates

 

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