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Kid sex culprits often victims themselves

Experts say treatment can be effective

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Juvenile sex offenders receiving treatment at the LaSalle School in Albany were sent there because they committed a crime. But they are also victims. Staff estimate that 90 percent have been sexually abused and that 100 percent have suffered from some kind of abuse. With juveniles, “treatment is highly effective,” said David Wallace, who serves as LaSalle’s director of clinical services. Most of them “are not going to become adult sex offenders.” Last week a ...

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