Women who molest children.

E. L. Rowan, J. B. Rowan and P. Langelier,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law 18(1): 79-83, 1990.
In only nine of approximately 600 cases of child molestation in New Hampshire and Vermont was the perpetrator found to be a woman. Case histories and some testing data show a history of sexual assault as a child, frequent offense in the company of a dominant male partner, and a major disinhibition as a result of severe character disorder or limited intelligence. These factors not only interfered with maternal bonding and nurturing behavior but also contributed to suspension of judgment about the appropriateness of sexual contact with children.