Myth: Female sex offenders do not sexually abuse young children
FACT: Female sex offenders mainly target children and adolescents. Studies by Chow & Choy (2002), Denov (2004), Elliot (1994), Federoff et al. (1999), Rudin et al. (1995) and numerous others have shown that women not only can sexually abuse children but that they mainly target children and adolescents and often in a caregivers role (i.e. babysitter, mother, aunt, teacher, etc).
Top Ten Myths About Female Sex Offenders