A former sex offender looks into his past and tells readers sixty ways they can protect their children from sexual predators. Two-dozen of them are steps that children can take as they get older and the author urges they be taught to do so.
Chapter-by-chapter, the author uses the story of his own formation as a sexual predator, his struggle against his darkest urges and then his recovery in prison-now in its fifteen year-to draw lessons parents can employ to prevent their child from being harmed. Examples include safety precautions when taking your children with you on trips, knowing who their older friends are and not letting your daughter dress in a way that will bring her problems she could not know how to handle yet. Steps that sex offenders can take to earn their way back into the community and a prescription for the healing of America conclude the work. The readers' resources section includes a listing of useful books, journals, websites, referral agencies and self-recovery organizations. Fully indexed, the book will be an indispensable guide in all future child sex abuse trials.