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Porn Common Among Child Molesters

About 40% of pornography users are molesters, a recent study released by the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center found.

The report was based on interviews with police investigators.

“We have never found one case of child sexual abuse where the predator did not use or have in his possession pornography”, said Phil Burress, president for Citizens for Community Values.

The study details a strong link between the internet and child molestation, as well. Law officers point out how common it is for child predators to seek out children on the Internet.

Parents are advised to monitor their child’s access to the web and to personal communication through e-mail.

(Source: AFA Journal, “Porn Common Among Child Molesters”, 09/12/05, http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/9/afa/122005f.asp) Abstinence Clearinghouse, 10Nov & 16Nov05]