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ERIC Number: EJ769883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Sexual Abuse of Vulnerable Young and Old Men
Roberto, Karen A.; Teaster, Pamela B.; Nikzad, Katherina A.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n8 p1009-1023 2007
During a 4-year period, aggregated data from Adult Protective Services case files in Virginia revealed 17 cases of sexually abused young, middle-age, and old men. The most common types of sexual abuse across age groups involved instances of sexualized kissing and fondling and unwelcome sexual interest in the individual men's bodies. The majority of alleged perpetrators were male; they typically were similar in age to the men and resided in the same residential facility. In none of the cases was the alleged perpetrator prosecuted. Only two of the men continued to be at risk of further sexual abuse by the alleged perpetrator. Implications of these data for future research and practice include a need for studies that focus on differences between male and female victims, especially concerning investigations and interventions, and for training on reporting and intervention for facilities and agencies and organizations working with victims and alleged perpetrators. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia