Presents information on a study on the accounts of male sexual assault that are hypothesized as perpetrated by offenders who are homosexual and that the assault is an example of heterosexual violence. Characteristics of sexual assaults; Information on where this type of assault will most likely occur; Different ways in which offenders render their victims vulnerable
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Journal of Interpersonal Violence
The authors report two different accounts of male sexual assault in the literature. The first view is that rapes are perpetrated by homosexual offenders. The other view is that rape is predominantly an example of heterosexual violence. This article reports on the results a study constructed to explore both possibilities. Data from 83 male sexual assault victims and 36 investigated police reports was reviewed. Results indicated that homosexual offenders knew their victims for some time and targeted males under the age of 25 years. Heterosexual offenders were more likely to attack strangers of all ages and tended to operate in gangs. Consistent with the literature on the rape of females, the data indicated that the acquaintance rape was less likely to be reported to the police.