Do remember that molesters are typically NOT strangers. In fact, 95% of the times, these offenders have a relationship with their victims and the family. The very first sign that a molester gives away is his deceptive behavior. Pedophiles have a selfish ulterior motive for their behavior and any exposure they have to children is for the purpose of satisfying their pervert needs.
Enlisted here are 10 warning signs to look out for in a stranger showing a keen interest in your child.
- A person who time and again ignores physical, emotional or social boundaries or limits. He/She would single out a child as a “special friend” and the affection exhibited can be overwhelming.
- They tend to develop an age-inappropriate relationship with that child and the person showers the child with gifts.
- The person would indulge in unwarranted hugging, touching, kissing, tickling, wrestling with or holding a child even when the child does not want this physical contact or attention.
- Someone who often insists upon or suggests a lot of uninterrupted “alone” time with a child.