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Animal Sex Abuse
What kind of people would sexually abuse an animal?
Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:16 PM
Animal sex offenders (ASOs) come from all walks of life. They range in age from pre-teen to 82, are often gainfully employed, and many have intimate human partners. Based on recent research, there’s no single profile that fits all ASOs.
- 86% are men aged 18 to 82, with a mean age of 38
- 13% are women between the ages of 18 and 61, with a mean age of 34
- 63% of female offenders act as part of a male/female couple
- 53% of animal sex offenders have a criminal history involving sexual abuse (animals & children), child pornography, and interpersonal & domestic violence
- 34% have also sexually abused children or adults
- 28% are repeat animal sex offenders
- 8% have deviant sexual interests including pedophilia, S&M, and necrophilia
- 4% are registered child sex offenders
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