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Aylwin, S., Studer, L., Reddon, J., & Cellelland, S. (2003). Abuse prevalence and victim gender among adult and adolescent child molesters. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 26(2), pp 179-190.

The study investigates any connection between victim gender and abuse history in child molesters. It studied male adolescents and aduts in the Alberta Hospital Edmonton sex offender treatment programs by asking therapists to record information about offenders. Victim gender was not a good predictor, but an abusive childhood was. Sexual victimization rates where higher than physical victimization rates.