By Alexis Taylor
Special to the AFRO
Louisiana rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch Jr. has set the internet ablaze, leading Black America into a much needed discussion on female sexual predators and the innocence of Black boys.
“It is sexual abuse for a child to have sex with an adult,” said psychotherapist Jocelyn Spriggs Malone of JSM Therapeutic Options.
A 2018 study from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal states that Black boys are “uniquely at risk for sexual impropriety and statutory rape, primarily via older women and teenage girl female-perpetrators.”
In the study, author Tommy J. Curry says it’s hard to view Black males as sexual assault victims, but the task becomes even harder when the perpetrator is female.
For more information on how to support male victims of sexual assault, please visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network at RAINN.ORG.