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53 Court cases were studied where men/fathers were accused of child sexual assault within the dynamic of high-conflict divorces and/or child custody battles. The author sent all accused subjects for Psychosexual risk assessment testing to learn if they possessed a sexual penchant/propensity in young children (and especially so pre-school aged female children), as well as their level of cognitive distortions, et al. All test subjects signed informed consent forms and we're subjected to clinical interviews, mental status examinations and several hours of Psychosexual/Psychometric testing.

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Although a small sample size was studied, we achieved both statistical and clinical significance. And the findings reinforced previous research conducted by Kurt Freund, Gene Abel, M.D., and Karl Hanson, et al that the greatest predictor for sexual assault is the presence or absence of sexual interest/arousal.

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Although most Attorneys use benign/innocuous Psychosexual empirical raw test data reports from Experts in criminal court cases at the post-conviction stage of litigation, this writer has had success at the pre-adjudication stage of litigation in more than than a few court jurisdictions.

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This page is a summary of: The Penile Plethysmograph, Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest, and MSI-II: Are They Speaking the Same Language?, American Journal of Family Therapy, May 2007, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/01926180701226762.
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