The rape or molestation of a child marks the end of two lives. The victim's and the perpetrators.
The victim, should it be a months old baby, a five-year-old girl or an 11-year-old boy are damaged; physically, mentally, emotionally. Their momentary physical abuse - often repeated - can expand to span a lifetime of self-destructive behaviors, emotional detachment, up to death through suicide. To say nothing of the lost life that many face in light of the betrayal of trust that their abuse causes. 90% of children are abused by someone they know; 40% by a family member. This is no stranger in the park; this is someone they trust. It results in trauma that ranks among the most grave.
The perpetrators life too is over the first time that they abuse a child. Abuse is a choice; a conscious decision to fulfill an obsessive fantasy. Once that line is crossed and they abuse a child they have cut all ties with society; permanently. They have lost their civil rights by depriving a childRead More »from Child sex offenders: therapy, prison or death?