CHILD SEXUAL ABUSERS
CSOM's primary goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of sex offenders in the community.
Have you ever watched someone interacting with a child and felt that something wasn't right? Maybe you thought, "I'm just over-reacting," or, "He doesn't really mean that." Don't ignore your gut feelings or excuse inappropriate behavior. Trust your inner voice. Question what you have seen. Someone may be potential chid sexual abuser if he/she:
Top 5 Child Sexual Abusers in Pennsylvania*:
- Brothers and Sisters
- Parent's boyfriend/girlfriend
- Other household member
NOTE: Sexual abuse committed by "strangers" was less than 1%)
What is the HERO Project?
HERO, a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, is a community-based, media-driven, child sexual abuse prevention program designed to educate and motivate adult community members to call the 24-hour HERO Hotline if they suspect child sexual abuse.