Here are excerpts from that article.
- “Serial child molesters seek out vulnerable children and cultivate relationships with them . . .”
- “They are not picking children at random . . .”
- “They are seeking out children who will be more receptive to their approach—children who may be socially cut off, impoverished, lacking a father figure.”
“When the grooming starts, the child may like the attention. They like the individual. The children are oftentimes very conflicted,” said Ryan Hall, a forensic psychiatrist in private practice in Lake Mary, Fla.