Sexual Abuse in a Classroom of Ten Male Students: A Group Victimization


CELIK G. G. , Tahiroglu A. Y. , AVCI A. , ÇEKİN N. , EVLİYAOĞLU N. , YORULDU B.

JOURNAL OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, vol.21, no.5, pp.543-552, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10538712.2012.694403
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-552

Abstract

The term "professional perpetrator" is used to describe individuals who commit sexual abuse in the capacity of a position of trust such as a teacher, household member, or employer. There is an increasing body of evidence focusing on educator sexual abuse in the school environment. However, data are limited about this topic. The aim of this paper is to present the rare occurrence of the case of a male teacher in Turkey who sexually abused his students in an elementary school. Although it is unknown which populations are most vulnerable to sexual abuse, in Turkey we think that the indigenous population is at risk. Abuse cases are not logged into the criminal justice system because the majority of abuse allegations are ignored or disbelieved by families.