It is my personal belief that those that molest or rape children should be judged by those that have been raped or molested as children.
Amen. This sounds like a good idea. I am a person who was molested as a child not once but several times and by different people, because in the fifties and early sixties you were to scared to say anyting. The tricks these people use to get children to agree to these things are unreal. But let me tell you if you have daughters don't watch just the ones who have been caught, you better watch the ones who have never been caught also such as, their friend's fathers, brothers, grandfathers ect. One of the worst ones i saw when i was about 12 was a grandfather who would let the little girls drive his car around the back yard, of course you had to sit on his lap to do this while all the time he was fondling them but they didn't even notice because they were having a great time driving. How many do you think this man molested? He was never caught at it.
I was also sexually abused and the damage done was very difficult to overcome growing up. I don't think people realize just how much damage is done either unless they have been through it. It was through the my faith in Christ and His healing touch that I was healed and set free.
I have worked with convicted pedophiles as a case manager and they all reoffended and ended up back in jail. You are right, parents of children had better stay on top of things and watch out for the red flags. Most of the more adept perps are like pied pipers for children. They are very manipulative and can be quite charming. The cunning ones don't LOOK like your average chester the molester.