Child sexual abuse allegations in custody cases are rare (about 6%) and the majority of allegations are substantiated (2/3) from: Thoenness & Tjaden, The Extent, Nature, And Validity Of Sexual Abuse Allegations In Custody Disputes 14(2) Child Sexual Abuse & Neglect 151-63 (1990)
Myth: Abusive fathers don’t get custody.
Truth: Abusive parents are more likely to seek sole custody than non-violent ones (American Psychological Association, Violence And The Family: Report Of The APA Presidential Task Force On Violence And The Family (1996)
And they are successful about 70% of the time. (American Judges Foundation, Domestic Violence and the Court House, Understanding the Problem..Knowing the Victim