Too Far

Sexual abuse of children by adults is very serious and should never be tolerated. That said, the designation has been ridiculously abused causing many people, including some children to be labeled sex offenders for acts that do not qualify nor deserve that designation. Over zealous prosecutors and child protective service workers have ruined many lives. The latest example of this comes to us from Wisconsin, where a 6 year old boy is being charged with sexual assault for playing doctor with a 5 year old girl. There is some dispute as to the extent of the touching, but never the less this kind of abuse of the system and of a small child who certainly does not understand what he did wrong is so unreasonable as to be criminal on the part of the officials involved. Aren't we obliged to protect all the children?
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Nov 19, 2011

Anyone who is a regular around here knows this kind of thing is a sore spot with me. Have it finally gone far enough to begin being reined in? A 6 year old labeled a sex offender? Really? How about we adopt a zero tolerance policy on lack of common sense, especially with those in positions of power and influence. Geebus!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/19/11 at 02:06 AM
FBS, hi! Where you been dude?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/19/11 at 02:42 AM
The Bard said in one of his plays, "First, kill all the lawyers." And, I'm a firm believer that he knew whereof he spoke.

But, lately I've come to realize that the lawyers are only the secondary infection as they have been infected (infested?) with the idiocies of the legislative bodies. Stupidly written laws open to interpretation by anything with a law degree have boosted the income of thousands of Scisters .

Then, while we're on a contamination theme, the tertiary level are the judges themselves who, on the whole, seem unable to apply the rule of spurious suits to some of this stupidity!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/19/11 at 04:05 AM
Thank you Ponce De Leon, I could not have said it better myself.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/19/11 at 09:18 AM
Couch it in any context you wish, a 6yo isn't responsible for his/her actions! If, as you suggest, there is a history then the fault lies with the parent(s) or, maybe, following your suggestion, the slut of a 5yo girl who ensnared the hapless boy with her womanly wiles.

Buy, I'll still lay a large part of the blame on the "judicial" and legislative systems for allowing something like this to go this far.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/20/11 at 02:02 AM
I read the same article and I saw a local politician locally connected who at best used the system to bully and punish an entire family for normal childhood curiosity. At worst the politician is making political hay off of his daughter's "sexual abuse" to get pity votes. Remember, it said the girl was had her pants down, not ripped off by the boy, and the girl herself said the boy touched her buttocks. Only her parents are trying to claim there was digital penetration.
There are medical conditions that require rectal examination, it is not used solely to check for sexual abuse. But even if that were the case with this 6 year old, then he is being traumatized and abused once again by pressing charges. Charges do not have to be pressed for a child to be mandated to get therapy.
If you truly believe this little boy should be charged with sexual assault then you are part of the problem. I am sorry but I have seen this system closer than some and I know whereof I speak. It is like playing ball- shirts and skins. One child is designated the victim, usually the girl , and the other the criminal, most often the boy. This when they are both children and should both be protected as such. The detention home is a wonderful place to grow up right?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/20/11 at 08:02 AM
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