Summary by Emerald O’Brien
Emotional grooming is a process by which the perpetrator or “Con” manipulates their target’s emotions to seduce, coerce, or con them into sexual behavior. They most likely learned their behavior from peers, media, or other adult role models. Most Cons have never seen or experienced the mutual respect and selfless behaviors it takes to maintain or create a healthy relationship.
Perpetrators of sexual crimes and that is what it is, can be male or female. They need two things, first to control their victim to create a false sense of trust and second, secrecy.