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In this article, “The Mind of a Child Molester” found in Psychology today, by Amy Hammel-Zabin is about discussing and going deeper into a Child Molester brain. It explains how they think and how they plan on their victims. Psychologist, Amy Hammel-Zabin explains the story of a man named Alan X and is scary theory on how he manipulated young boys and young children to do such awful things. Alan X explains that it wasn’t like a typical stalking his victims, it’s started off in church and Boy Scouts troops, where he felt that he had to get the young boy to “trust” him first. Alan also explained that he say’s it all started when he was just seven years old, and his number of victims that he has molested is over 1,000 boys.
First, it didn’t start off as a typical abusive family as you would think. He had a very loving family that went to church. He has siblings, but Alan thought that his family was distant from him. Alan explains that he knew he was always different in school, he wouldn’t be attracted the girls he was attracted to the boys. He was seven years old when he manipulated a five-year-old boy into a storage shed and made him pull down his pants and underwear. He got a thrill and a rush from seeing him completely naked. During his childhood, his mother caught him displaying inappropriate behaviors. Alan stated, “His mother witnessed it for the first time and “scrubbed” the dirt off him, telling him “only twisted, sick and evil people do things like that”. That was the first time that someone else had witnessed his sick behavior.
Furthermore, his obsessions over boys progressively got more intense overtime. It started to consume is life as he was trying to find his next victim. Alan stats that “I quickly found myself being asked to Sunday dinner by church families”. He felt more excited when he got invitations with the families that had little boys. The families never expected anything wrong with Alan because he portrayed himself as a “good boy” and that was good with children. In the back of Alan’s mind all he was looking for was his next victim.
In addition, when he found his next victim he wouldn’t pressure them to do anything right away. He had a very slow process on how he would lurer his victims in. He would let the victim “open up” before making any type of moves on them. He believed that the best way to get the victim to trust him was to make sure that in his words “learned to listen”. He wanted to make sure that the victim was completely comfortable with him. He says that “he would learn about his personality to victimize him”. He also believed that he would “entice and ensnare” his victims.
Likewise, Alan would “test” out the child to see if he had the ability to keep a secret. For example, he would cuss in front of his victim and ask them to forgive him for his mistake and to keep it a secret between the two of them.

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