In this video, Portland attorney, Peter Janci, explains how sexual predators “groom” prospective child victims for future sexual abuse. He talks about how they allow the kids to do something they normally wouldn’t be allowed to do by their parents, thereby gaining the child’s trust and testing their ability to keep a secret.

Janci is an attorney with O’Donnell Clark & Crew LLP, a Portland-based law firm that has come to the national forefront in its defense of child sex abuse survivors.