A common myth is that child sexual abuse is perpetrated by strangers and pedophiles. But most people who sexually abuse children are our friends, partners, family members, and community members. About 93 percent of children who are victims of sexual abuse know their abuseriii . Less than 10 percent of sexually abused children are abused by a stranger. Incest, molesting and Rapes within our families. Many times, it is a relative or close friend the family trust who takes advantage of the opportunity to abuse the boys or and girls in the family. It can go on for years without anyone knowing it is happening in their house or the abuser house or other places.