Sexual orientation is an adult attraction to other adults. Pedophilia is an adult sexual attraction to children. In a study of 269 cases of child sex abuse, only two offenders where found to be gay or lesbian.
Studies show that a large portion of child abuse occurs at the hand of a heterosexual man.
Another study followed 269 cases of child sexual abuse. Only 2 of the perpetrators were gay or lesbian.
74% of the perpetrators were or had been in a heterosexual relationship with the boy's mother or another female relative.
"The study concluded that 'a child's risk of being molested by his or her relative's heterosexual partner is over 100 times greater than by someone who might be identifiable as being homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual.'"
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