Based on the life and coded writings of violent pedophile Nathanael Bar-Jonah, Eyes of a Pedophile relates his evolution from religious beginnings to sexual crimes against children. This true crime story is written to educate parents, teachers and others working with children, including counselors and those in law enforcement.
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Bar-Jonah’s behavior is classic for pedophiles and provides a window into the child predator’s mind. His actions are compared with what is known about pedophiles. Armed with this knowledge, care-givers are better equipped to recognize common traits and keep kids safer.
Pedophiles are men who focus on children for sexual gratification. For years, they effectively conceal their fantasies and silence their victims. Because pedophiles are prevalent in all areas of society, adolescence to old age and any profession, it is imperative people understand this incurable mental illness. They must recognize signs of abuse in a child too afraid to tell. Intervention is essential. Pedophiles must be reported. They will never stop.
Pathological lying and lack of remorse are prevalent traits; Bar-Jonah demonstrated both. He followed other common paths. He surrounded himself with children and gathered child attractants such as toys. He duped vulnerable women with children of his desired age and targeted disabled children who would be poor witnesses against him. Most of his victims knew him. Stranger abductions occur but most often, child predators are people you know, family members or in your circle of friends.
In the book, Bar-Jonah’s actions are correlated with psychopathic behavior. Discussions of the criminal mind, laws related to imprisonment of sex offenders and laws passed to help protect children are reviewed. Helpful appendices provide referral sources, pedophile characteristics, and suggestions to help keep children safer.