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QUICK FACTS ON MALE SEXUAL ABUSE

  • Both adult males and boys are victims of sexual assault and rape
  • 48% of males were raped by strangers, compared to 28% of females raped by strangers(Criminal Victimisation, 1999. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000)
  • A rapists primary motive is to hurt, humiliate, destroy ,cause pain, insecurity and hopelessness in the victim
  • Sexual abusers can be acquaintances, friends, partners and even parents
  • Being sexually assaulted is NEVER your fault
  • Adolescents are more often targets for male sexual abuse
  • The biggest reason for not reporting a male sexual assault – The fear of being seen as a homosexual
  • Men are the large majority of abusers in male sexual abuse

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