WOODBURY - The state Division of Criminal Justice Services is taking the next step to help protect children from sexual predators.

A new video being released throughout New York State aims to raise awareness about how sexual predators operate and groom their victims.

In the half hour video, four sexual predators tell their stories.

The FBI estimates that one-quarter of U.S. children are molested, but wait years before reporting it.

Bill O'Leary, a therapist who works with victims and predators, says that the video provides vital information. O'Leary reminds parents that predators are normally family members, friends of the family, teachers or coaches.