In New Zealand one in six boys are sexually abused by the time they turn 18. A frightening statistic that would likely be higher if male were less afraid to disclose their abuse. There are many unfair myths regarding male victims of sexual abuse. Myths that stop many innocent victims speaking out.
Fear, confusion, shame, self-blame, denial, uncontrollable physical reactions and guilt are just some of the factors that prevent male victims speaking up and reaching out.
Sexual abuse and sexual assault harms boys/men and girls/women in ways that are similar and different but are equally devastating and harmful.
An Official Information Act request sent to the New Zealand Police revealed as of December 31st 2018; there were 23 Registered Female Child Sex Offenders in New Zealand.
Two teenage boys courageously spoke up against their perpetrator; a female high school teacher who violated their trust and their innocence. The female offender (37) plead guilty to seven counts of unlawful sexual connection with minors and two counts of sending explicit material to a minor over a 12-month period.
The offender appeared before Judge David Ruth in the Blenheim District Court on Tuesday. She admitted sexually violating two teenage victims and performing oral sex on another male victim. The abuse took place in the back seat of her car at various locations. She meets with her victims on their lunch breaks and after school on Fridays.
She groomed each victim by starting conversations with the boys by text and during school hours. She took an interest in their lives; slowly building up a perceived ‘relationship’. She sent explicit photos of herself in bed or in the bath using FaceTime. Telling the boys, she loved them, she progressed to convincing the boys to have sexual intercourse with her. On one occasion a third boy was invited to participate in group sex. She used guilt to manipulate the boys, telling them she would take her own life.
This Marlborough teacher was employed to educate and assist her students. She was in a position of power and trust. She took advantage of her position and sexually abused three innocent and vulnerable teenage boys.
The offender will be sentenced on the 17th of December. It will be decided at sentencing if she will be added to the Child Sex Offender Register.
There should not be an IF it should be a MUST! Then she needs to be incarcerated to the maximum sentences. Her innocent victims deserve justice and our Community deserves to be safe from this female predator!!