Child Sexual Predators: The Family Stranger
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) today released a video in which convicted child molesters reveal how they preyed on their victims – and in which adult victims of childhood sexual abuse discuss what they wish their parents had known or done to prevent the abuse.
Child Sexual Predators: The Familiar Stranger was produced by DCJS as a result of legislation signed by Governor David A. Paterson directing the agency to create a video to instruct parents on how to protect their children from sexual predators. It will be distributed to libraries across the state.
The video includes footage of four paroled child molesters who provide candid insight into what they did, how they did it and how parents can protect their children from people like themselves.
Also featured are three survivors of childhood sexual abuse – a woman who was repeatedly molested by a 17-year-old neighbor when she was about six- years-old, a man who was abused by a priest when he was a teenager and a young woman who was molested by her own father.