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Children with Problematic Sexual Behaviors

If a child or adolescent inappropriately touch another child, is the child more likely will do so again as an adult?
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Hi.  No, it doesn't really work that way.  But what they ARE more likely to do is touch another child as a child. Child on child molestation happens as a cycle.  I would think it would be a good idea to talk to a therapist about it.  Often times a child that touches another child was at some point touched themselves by an other child or adult.  It's sad.  They are often victims themselves.  
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Woah, so if as a child I happened to inappropriately touch another child (around my same age) on a few occasions, then that means I myself had been touched by a child or adult? What if I can't remember something like that happening, and would it only take one instance to make me do it to other children, or would it be something that happened to me several times?
Are they more likely to be predators as they grow up?
It means the child who touched you was likely touched by someone else, yes.  That's the cycle that is common.  Not always, but it has happened.  And NO, it absolutely does not make you touch kids as an adult.  
How can we make sure that we don't help them?
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