Child Abuse

The Grooming Process: Steps Offenders Take Against Children and Vulnerable Adults

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The Grooming Process: Steps offenders take against children and vulnerable adults

1. Seek out a potential victim
Predators usually select a potential victim who is available and appears vulnerable in some way. Vulnerabilities can include cognitive/mental disabilities, physical disabilities, high intoxication levels, homelessness, age, etc. Predatory behaviors tend to focus on individuals with emotional needs such as friendship or other companionship.