“My companion attacks his friends;
He violates his covenant.
His talk is smooth as butter,
Yet war is in his heart;
His words are more soothing than oil,
Yet they are drawn swords.”
How often do you hear a story about someone bringing horrible suffering into the lives of others? Or perhaps you think about the person who brought so much trauma into your own life. The natural human response to such horror is to wonder, How can anyone do such things?
Sex offenders can look into the faces of their victims and dominate their will and individuality. The offenders are not harmed by the effects of their behavior because they carry a dark entitlement to rule another person. Sex offenders believe that you, the victim, cannot fight and that you don’t know the difference between your person and their need to dominate you. Sociopaths seek out different types of targets, from infants to children to adolescents to adults. The predator could be someone who assaults his date, his spouse, his coworker, neighbors, or a younger person he has authority over as a coach, priest, youth pastor, teacher, or professor.
Below are 6 tell-tale signs of a sexual predator. The most important thing to sexual predators is to act coercively, persuasively and out of range of an observer. They do this because they are addicted to being predators. If caught, they can’t keep victimizing. Thus, they target unsuspecting, untrained people who need them in some manner—for grades, for coaching or playing time, for a potential job or promotion, for family unity, for financial stability, for community acceptance.
by Mary Ellen Mann