P.O. Box 3614
Decatur GA 30030
Georgia Association for the
Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is there a “profile” of what sex offenders look like or the types of crimes they commit?
- Can females be sex offenders?
- Do all sex offenders go on to commit additional sex crimes?
- What makes one sex offender reoffend and another not?
- Can sex offenders be “cured”?
- Aren’t most sex offenders in prison?
- Are there rules sex offenders must follow if they are under probation or parole supervision?
- Are there restrictions on where a sex offender can live?
- What are residency restrictions? To whom do they apply?
- Isn’t it true that sex offenders aren’t allowed to live with children?
- How do I know if a sex offender is “safe” enough to live in a home with children?
- What is sex offender registration?
- Is it true that all sex offenders will always be required to register?
- How can I find out if someone is on the sex offender registry?
- Where can I find out about my state’s sex offender registry requirements?
- What do I do if I believe a registered sex offender is violating the law?
- How are citizens notified about sex offenders who are living in their local community?
- Do adolescents commit sex crimes?
- Will juveniles who offend sexually go on to become adult sex offenders?
- How common are sexually-based Internet crimes?
- Where can I find treatment for adult or juvenile sex offenders in my area?
- Are there any resources available to help sex offenders get appropriate employment?
- Who can I talk to if I or a loved one has been or is experiencing sexual assault or abuse?
- Who should I contact if I suspect or become aware of an instance of child sexual abuse?
- Where can I report suspected child sexual exploitation on the Internet?
- Is there a statute of limitations for prosecuting sexual assault or child sexual abuse?
- Are there warning signs I should be looking for that might suggest someone is sexually abusing a
- How can members of the public be involved in educating others about sexual assault and prevention?
- How can I get a specific sex offender’s case?
Weren’t most sex offenders abused themselves? Doesn’t this “cause” sex offending?
Not necessarily – some people who commit sex offenses have been victims of sexual abuse themselves, but many have not. Being sexually abused does not cause people to become sex offenders. In fact, most people who have been sexually abused do not go on to sexually abuse others.