In Practice: Scholarly article (law)
In many child sexual abuse cases, the abuse is preceded by sexual grooming.1 Sexual grooming is a preparatory process in which a perpetrator gradually gains a person’s or organization’s trust with the intent to be sexually abusive. The victim is usually a child, teen, or vulnerable adult.
Pollack, Daniel and MacIver, Andrea. (November 2015). Understanding sexual grooming in child abuse cases. ABA Child Law Practice 34(11): 1, 166-168.
*This is constructed from limited available data and may be imprecise.