A review of the literature. Should individuals be held accountable for their actions? Are people with intellectual disability more likely to be charged with committing sexual offenses? In The sex offender: Replacing the function of abusive behaviors for the offender: This may be the only opportunity they have ever had to learn about appropriate sexual behavior. Female sexual abuse of children. A Journal of Research and Treatment, 9, — In most cases, services for these individuals are virtually non-existent, overly restrictive, or fragmented. Adolescent females who have sexually offended: The plan is then presented by the district attorney to the judge. Community agencies grappling with this issue believe the primary barriers include a lack of experts, lack of training about this topic, a lack of funding for services and poor collaboration between the systems involved disability-related agencies, mental health system, police department, etc. Often those with disabilities who are charged with sexual offenses engage in acceptable sexual behaviors, but with someone who is not an appropriate age. Comparisons with delinquent adolescent female offenders and adolescent males who sexually offend. Clinical and demographic features.