Duggar Case Highlights Juvenile Sex Offender Issues
The Duggar family sexual assault case is shining a light on an oft-overlooked issue: child sexual abuse committed by minors.By Kate Grumke | June 6, 2015
When Megyn Kelly interviewed the Duggar family about their son Josh sexually assaulting minors when he was a teenager, she also talked to an expert about the broader issues surrounding child sex offenders.
"This family faced a terrible choice. One third of people who sexually abuse children are children themselves, so as a society we have to recognize this, we don't talk about this," author Emily Horowitz said.
In instances of sexual violence, advocates say the focus should first be on the survivor's needs.