Thousands of children are molested in churches across the country in churches. Yes, you read that right. IN CHURCHES! And it is for this reason alone that you should have a church security team in place with their primary focus on protecting the children FIRST and then develop your security plan from here.

Anyone who does not start by protecting the children first, does not understand the seriousness of this issue. Or, they are not qualified to be in charge of the security team. Any Pastor or leader that does not agree with protecting the children first is no true leader or man of God, and that should concern you. The body of Christ can no longer ignore issues such as sex crimes against children. The Catholics face many of these claims against young boys and girls. To be very honest, too many of these crimes have been swept under the rug. As the church, it is our duty to protect the children. In fact, anyone who allows a child to be alone with anyone is not fit to serve in the youth ministry.

Children do not choose to be victims, adults DO! It is our duty to protect these innocent lives from workers that may seek to violate them. We MUST take every precautionary measure possible to prevent paid staff and volunteers from being alone with children at any time. There is no good reason for children to be behind closed doors with one person.

Sex Crimes Against Children Statistics

Here is some information about WHY we need to make our children’s security a NUMBER ONE priority. Many of these incidents takes place IN THE CHURCH or at a church function.
  • 1 of 5 girls will be sexually molested before her 18th birthday.
  • 1 of 6 boys will be sexually molested before his 18th birthday.
  • 1 of 5 children have been propositioned for sex over the Internet.
  • 2 of 3 sexual abuses are perpetrated against teenagers or younger children.
  • 90% of sexual assaults are committed against someone the perpetrator knows.
  • The median age for male molestation victims under 18 is 9.8 years old.
  • The median age for female molestation victims under 18 is 9.6 years old.
  • There are new 400,000 victims of sexual assault every year.
  • There are over 550,000 registered sex offenders in the US.
  • There are over 100,000 sex offenders that fail to register in the US.
  • 76% of serial rapists claim they were molested as children.
  • Over 40% of male juvenile delinquents were molested as children.
  • We have provided real-world incidents on our website. Follow this link to take a look at all of the incidents we have found… and there are PLENTY more that we haven’t published.