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Sex offenders-in their own words-and the exploitation of trust

Sex offenders-in their own words-and the exploitation of trust

At the Rhymes with Religion blog on Religious New Service Boz Tchividjian, former child abuse chief prosecutor, breaks down his experiences with sex offenders. His work, which includes working with pastors convicted of molestation, reveal four common exploitations: 1) exploitation of faith terms, 2) exploitation of needs, 3) exploitation of authority, and 4) exploitation of trust. In his interviews, one convicted child molester stated:

I consider church people easy to fool…they have a trust that comes from being Christians. They tend to be better folks all around and seem to want to believe in the good that exists in people. I think they want to believe in people. Because of that, you can easily convince, with or without convincing words.

For more on this story, please visit Religious News Service here.


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