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.
A story out of Indiana in which a 32 year old woman has been sentenced to 80 years for 2 counts of child molesting. According to the story she started sexually abusing this child when he was 6 years old and continued for years. (Full story here)
A few things stand out in this story with the worst being this quote:
Martin’s mother Arlene Martin told detectives Martin had been inappropriate with two younger family members before and was not allowed to be alone with them. She also said she had caught Martin inappropriately touching an infant..
So she had already been offending against other children and an infant and it was never reported? Sadly this is very common when it comes to female sex offenders. They are probably the least reported group of sex offenders.
Because of the lack of reporting and the fact that often these cases do not get labeled as rape is why the statistics on female sex offenders are so skewed and so many people are in the dark about them.
There is a new book that is coming out next month that has a section that deals with female sex offenders. Once the book is officially released we will add it to the book list and bibliography pages. For now here is the title, link and summary:
The public awareness and acknowledgement of sexually abusive behaviour by women is very new. Traditionally, rape had been viewed as an act of penis–vagina intercourse including oral or anal penetration or penetration by objects other than a penis. Once modern society began to acknowledge the existence of these forms of sexual assault, it was also forced to acknowledge that the assaults could be performed by a woman as well as a man. Besides the physical brutality of sexual assault, women also engage in coercive sexual practices. Despite the growing body of research on the topic of female sex offenders (FSOs), society seems to resist recognizing the problem. Awareness may not be any better in the mental health field. Several studies have indicated that mental health professionals viewed sexual molestation by women as benign and so the professionals were less likely to make appropriate referrals when the perpetrator was female.