Coming in the Sunday News-Times

Members of the Danbury Police Department Youth Bureau, which handles sexual abuse cases, say they can count on one hand the number of recent cases in which a stranger was the perpetrator.

Predators aren't usually found online, either, they say. Instead, it's the neighbor, the mother's boyfriend, the priest, the teacher, the coach. Who are these predators, and how can the police overcome the obstacles to nab them?

A lot of victims are afraid to come forward, and evidence, like DNA and bruises, is usually gone by the time the police get involved. What services are available to sexual abuse victims, including counseling, hotlines and support through the judicial system?

The News-Times answers these questions and offers insight into the overall sexual abuse problem in the Greater Danbury area in an exclusive report in the Sunday, June 13 edition.