Detailed and complete, serious and practical, this book deals with the risks posed by sexual predators in a thorough, rational way. It explains how and why they act as they do—online and in the real world. It uses actual cases to show how sex crimes happen. And it gives readers practical advice for how to avoid becoming victims and how to avoid or offset an assault. These cases are taken from the author’s original reporting and research. He knows the details—the mechanics, the patterns, the habits—that sex offenders use to locate and select victims. He knows the tricks they use to draw victims toward them. The book explains all of these things.
Stephen Dean has been an awardwinning TV news producer for the past 20 years. Working with law enforcement agencies in Texas and other states, he has investigated and helped arrest dozens of repeat sex offenders and predators. Dean’s work has been used and cited by CNN, CBS, ABC and NBC, as well as numerous local TV news programs in North America.