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The shocking number of Australian men sexually attracted to children and teens

Disturbing research into the extent of child sexual abuse has found almost one in six Australian men have sexual feelings towards children and teenagers, and almost one in 10 acknowledge having committed child sexual offences, despite few being caught.

One in 15 men admit they would have sexual contact with a child aged 14 or younger, if no one would find out.

The research by the University of NSW and Jesuit Social Services involved a nationally representative random survey of more than 1900 men aged 18 to over 65.

The findings are consistent with peer-reviewed comparative studies from the…

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