It is a simple fact that most sex offenders are men. That's what makes this story from the Washington Post so unusual:
A Montgomery County substitute teacher and two counselors at a group home for neglected youths have been arrested on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old boy living at the home, police said yesterday.
The three women, all residents of Montgomery County, have each been charged with one count of sexual abuse of a minor, according to Montgomery County police.
Detectives began investigating the case Jan. 10 after receiving a report that a long-term substitute Spanish teacher at Clarksburg High School, Joy Morrow-Hargrove, was having a sexual relationship with one of her students. The report came from a social worker, according to Brian Edwards, a Montgomery schools spokesman.
Morrow-Hargrove, 32, of the 12600 block of Grey Eagle Court in Germantown, developed a close relationship with the boy, spent time with him alone and had sex with him at her home, according to a police account.
While I've seen many sex offense allegations against women, this is the only one I can remember having read about where a group of women were alleged to have committed sexual violence against the same victim. Very strange.