Sue Scheff: Child Molesters Speak to Oprah Winfrey

Only Oprah can go to places that many can't or won't dare. On February 8th, she took the airwaves with: A Special Report: Oprah and a No-Holds-Barred Conversation with Child Molesters.

First, 90 percent of child molesters know their victims. Most are not strangers who lurk in the bushes, waiting to kidnap children. "We're talking about family friends, uncles, fathers, brothers and neighbors," Oprah says. "Less than 10 percent of molesters are the strangers who are abducting kids who you see on the news."

Although this is a very sensitive and difficult topic to speak about, Oprah explored areas of why these men molest children and offers advice to parents and children about how to protect themselves and things they need to know.

"I was raped at 9 and molested from the ages of 9 through 14, and because of that, I've always wanted to be able to sit down and talk to a group of child molesters and ask them why and how they do what they do," Oprah says. "It's the most honest conversation I've ever had with sex offenders."

Oprah does an exceptional interview with men that are child molesters that tell their graphic stories of molesting their victims. This is not an easy subject to talk about, and as a victim herself, Oprah rises above her own experiences and reaches out to help others learn about this most disturbing behavior.

Kudos to Oprah for helping educate many parents, teachers, counselors and others that would never have an opportunity to hear how these type of 'people' (child molesters) prey on their victims and why.

Watch Oprah's 2-hour conversation with these child molesters. Click here.

Be aware, be alert and be safe. The National Alert Registry offers a free report of registered sex offenders living near you. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is constantly updated on sexual offenders and predators. Through the Public Safety Information Act of 1997, Florida became the first state to list sexual predators and offenders on the Internet and to make the same information available through a 24-hour/day hotline.

Read more on Examiner.
Picture above from Oprah.com - admitted child molesters.

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