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Citation

Roberto KA, Teaster PB, Nikzad KA. J. Interpers. Violence 2007; 22(8): 1009-1023.

Affiliation

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. kroberto@vt.edu.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2007, SAGE Publishing)

DOI

10.1177/0886260507302997

PMID

17709807

Abstract

During a 4-year period, aggregated data from Adult Protective Services case files in Virginia revealed 17 cases of sexually abused young, middle-age, and old men. The most common types of sexual abuse across age groups involved instances of sexualized kissing and fondling and unwelcome sexual interest in the individual men's bodies. The majority of alleged perpetrators were male; they typically were similar in age to the men and resided in the same residential facility. In none of the cases was the alleged perpetrator prosecuted. Only two of the men continued to be at risk of further sexual abuse by the alleged perpetrator. Implications of these data for future research and practice include a need for studies that focus on differences between male and female victims, especially concerning investigations and interventions, and for training on reporting and intervention for facilities and agencies and organizations working with victims and alleged perpetrators.


Language: en

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