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Sexual preferences among incestuous and nonincestuous child molesters
Sexual preferences among incestuous and nonincestuous child molestersRésumé :
The sexual age preferences of incestuous and nonincestuous child molesters were examined using a circumferential measure of their penile responses to slides of persons varying in age and sex. Each incestuous child molester was matched with a nonincestuous child molester according to his age at testing and victim ages. Child molesters with daughter or stepdaughter victims (N=9) showed more appropriate age preferences than control subjects with unrelated child victims. Child molesters with other female relatives as victims (N=7) exhibited a nonsignificant trend toward more appropriate age preferences than their controls. Inappropriate sexual age preferences appear to be less important among men who choose daughter victims than men who choose unrelated victims.