We need to stop pandering to the notion that the water is muddy on this issue, it simply is not.
I am glad you added the last bit - yes there are dangerous and evil people out there and people are victims of these types. That is all they are, they are not the cause of the behaviour.
So you are suggesting that the absence of adult supervision or parental boundaries are placing juveniles in the position of "provoking" attacks. The young should be safe and free to explore boundaries without being sexualised in the minds of adults and susceptible to being victims of sick minds.
We need to deal with the sick minds and stop focusing on the innocent victims and all the ways they seem in some people's minds to "contribute" to what happened. Boundaries need to be set against the perpetrators not against the victims. It's so easy to turn it around and I think that is why it has remained such a huge stumbling block but it is a part of what is wrong here to turn it on the victim, it is a huge piece of the elephant in the room.
That speaks to the sickness inside the perpetrators, to seek to violate what is pure and innocent in their eyes, to dominate and submit what is good into a condition of desolation and horror, it is about power over those perceived as the weak. It also speaks to the weakness of the perpetrators that they seek those that are powerless to fight back, these are cowards who would never face someone capable of meeting them on equal ground.
There is NOTHING in those statistics that point to the juveniles and youths being anything but victims of monsters.
How can you understand flamebaiting when a racist element is attached, or a nationalist element, or a political element, but not a sexual element? But not bonebaiting. Why does sex become the exception? How can you determine deliberation in my clothing while professing that I can't do the same? Maybe I borrowed that shirt from a friend...excuse me, but how do you know I'm as guilty as you just made me sound? How can you understand someone physically assaulting me for wearing something I have every right to wear just because YOU don't approve of it? Double standard?