Potentially Everyone. Predators Seek Out Vulnerabilities And Attempt To Take Advantage Of Children/Teens By Enticing, Grooming And Luring Them Into A Position Of Control, Force, Fraud Or Coercion. Predators Will Attempt To Build Some Level Of Trust With A Potential Target Prior To Exposing Themselves As The Proverbial ‘Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’.
Victim’s often fall into the trap initiated through trust and find themselves trapped either by force, fraud or coercion. Victims who are led into a false relationship believing that the offender cares for them will often show signs of what is being labeled the Stockholm Syndrome whereby their view of the situation becomes so distorted they will not see themselves as victimized, not try to leave and/or not report or testify against their abuser.
Predators Do Not Discriminate. Children Of Every Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Culture, Religion, Socio-Economic And Geographical Location Status Are Potential Targets. Education And Awareness Are Critical To Prevent And Avoid Victimization.