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December 21, 2007
To: Editor Star Tribune
Sexual Abuse

The Rest of the Story

Calling attention to sexual abuse of children and adolescents by teachers and coaches is an unfortunate necessity in today's morally relative world ("Who's screening our kids' coaches?" 12/21/07). But in order to complete the story, even if it offends political correctness, please connect the dots and point out that homosexuals are much more likely to abuse than heterosexuals. All the article states is that 56% of victims are girls -- OK, the majority are female. But wait a minute, since only 1 - 2% of the population is homosexual, 44% male victims means that homosexuals are 20 to 40 times more likely to abuse boys than heterosexuals are to abuse girls. Even if you want to use the often quoted but long discredited Kinsey data of 10% homosexuals (drawn mostly from prisons) the risk is 4 times as high. If a story is to be reported at all, a free press needs to report the whole truth.

Ross S. Olson MD

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