Friday, July 10, 2009

Sexual Abuse Victims

My wife was involved in an investigation to arrest a religion teacher for sexually molesting a young student of his. We were checking out the online news articles and the comment boards. It makes me sad how hateful some of the comments are and how they attack the victim. Just because words like "rape" and "aggravated kidnapping" are used in the charges does not mean it is a violent rape or kidnapping someone in a violent fashion. The girl was a willing participant in the abuse, but she is also extremely young, naive, and easily influenced. He reportedly coerced her with many promises of what their life together was going to be. And, after reading how many people are shocked by his 'alleged' crimes, it solidifies in my mind that he really did abuse his position of trust in order to take sexual advantage of this young teenager. I hope the prosecuting attorney takes those message board comments and uses them against him to show just how convincing, likable, 'spiritual,' and influential this man really was...

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3 Comments:

Blogger Delirious said...

It's also sad how this experience will influence her view of men and relationships. She's still a child!

7/10/2009 7:37 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I agree with you it makes it even worse because they abused the trust that that young girl probably had in them because they were a spiritual leader. Sad. Either way it turns out, God knows the truth and will make his judgement.

7/13/2009 8:19 AM  
Blogger Epitome of Sweetness said...

Actually, what is another huge crime...is that everyone knows.
It makes me sick that everyone knows and that everyone talks about it.

7/17/2009 10:59 AM  

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