On Monday, Oprah interviewed four admitted child sex offenders on her program. She had a frank and graphic discussion with them about what they did, and why they did it, attempting to help parents understand the mind of child sex offenders, thus helping them to be aware of behaviors that might raise a red flag. Although Oprah’s program is only an hour long, she has made the entire 2-hour interview available at Oprah.com. Although I have yet to watch the entire 2-hour interview, from what I have seen she is very direct and open, attempting to listen instead of judge for the beneift of understanding and gaining useful insight.
I don’t mention this interview for the sake of humanizing or pitying this individuals. Make no mistake, they have done some terrible things and hurt the most fragile and innocent among us. But learning about their mindset, tactics, and methods, will help you understand what they do and how they operate, giving you information you can use to protect your children from them.
I highly suggest that any parent concerned about the safety of their children take a look at the interview. It may be uncomfortable to watch, but it is informative in a way that you might rarely come across.
Watch the entire interview here: http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Oprahs-Conversation-with-Child-Molesters
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