The danger of paedophiles - untold stories One day, her mum isn't there ... eight-year-old Maree doesn't know what to do and she is too shy to ask anyone. One by one, the other girls disappear into waiting cars or walk away with their mothers until Maree is the last girl left ... And then the man comes from out of nowhere... 'Hello,' says the man. 'Hello,' says Maree shyly. 'Where's your mum?' he asks in a pleasant voice. 'She's not here - she's late picking me up,' Maree tells him. 'It's all right,' says the man. 'You come and sit on my lap and we'll wait together.' In a fluid movement, the man pulls Maree onto his lap before she has time to resist. Maree freezes. She knows this isn't right. But he is a grownup and Maree doesn't know how not to obey. When she is on his knee, the man puts one of his big arms around her and the other up her skirt... The stories contained in Rockspider are true - only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. Vikki Petraitis and Chris O'Connor have painstakingly pieced together the full stories behind some of our most vicious cases involving child sexual assault. the Victoria Police Child Exploitation Squad, Chris O'Connor uses the stories in Rockspider to show parents how paedophiles operate so that parents - and their children - can identify the signs before it is too late. Rockspider is an emotionally stirring book containing facts and figures which will stun many readers. Paedophiles are predatory creatures. Most work to a pattern. Learn to identify the signals and signs and ensure your child has less chance of being drawn into the web of the rockspider. 'I trusted Bob in every way. I never would have believed that he would harm our children. Because we treated him like one of the family, I thought he would treat them like a family member and look after them. But he didn't.' - mother whose two sons fell victim to a paedophile
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