Girl allegedly raped, murdered and dismembered by family members on her 10th birthday

The story below, if true, is just horrific.  It also demonstrates that gender is no barrier to horrific and just evil acts.  In this case 2 women and 1 man appear to be involved and the one is her mother:

A mother, a boyfriend and a third person have been arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., after police discovered the burned, dismembered corpse of a 10-year-old girl who was drugged, raped, stabbed, strangled and killed hours before her birthday party…..

According to KOAT, police said Martens and Gonzales confessed Wednesday to injecting the girl with meth “to make her calm down so they could do what they wanted with the little girl.”  (full article here)

Female sex offenders are no different than male sex offenders in that each case, each offender is unique unto themselves.  I am sure that this poor little girl suffered neglect and abuse prior to this incident.

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Sexual abuse and torture of a child

The National Post has a story in it that is just so terribly sad.  A story of abuse, torture, long term neglect, and almost every other thing you can think of that could be harmful for a child.  There is way too much to try to go into here so here are a few pieces of the article:

But the underlying cause of Jeffrey’s death was chronic and prolonged starvation; it is that which speaks most poignantly to the years of cruelty and deprivation the once-chubby little boy endured.

Well, for that psychological assessment, she wore a T-shirt that read “Sex Instructor” on the front, which was startling, the report said, “because some of her impugned behaviour related to sexuality in front of the children, as well as the sexualization of the children themselves.”

You can and should read the full article here.  It is an extremely troubling story for many different reasons.  Not just because it is about a female sex offender but because it goes into all types of abuse, torture, and finally a child’s death which all were preventable.  Read the related stories as well for a much better picture.

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Female sexual homicide offenders

We have added another study to the Bibliography pages:

Chan, H., Frei, A. M., & Myers, W. C. (2013). Female sexual homicide offenders: An analysis of the offender racial profiles in offending process. Forensic Science International, 231. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.09.011

Abstract

Despite the recent effort by Author [1] in studying female sexual homicide offenders (SHOs), much is still unknown about this underresearched offender population. One largely unexplored area is how female SHOs of different races commit their killings. Using FBI Supplemental Homicide Reports (SHR) data (1976-2007), 105 White and 94 Black female SHOs (N = 204) were examined for their differential offending patterns. Most female SHOs, regardless of race, killed victims of the opposite gender (i.e., heterosexual offenses). Most frequently targeted by female SHOs of both races (44% of Whites and 57% of Blacks) were known victims (e.g., friends, acquaintances) who were not intimate partners or family members. Firearms were the most common weapons used by female SHOs (60% of Whites and 48% of Blacks). The second most common weapon type used by Black offenders was an edged weapon (32%), whereas for White offenders it was a personal weapon (17%). Black female SHOs normally perpetrated their offense in large cities (69%), while White female SHOs most often committed their crime in suburban areas (40%). This study underscores importance of considering the offender racial group in female sexual murder investigations. Hence, several implications for offender profiling are offered.

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