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Sep 07, 2010
Nera:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this pervasive issue with my visitors and me.

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Sep 08, 2010
Punishment to fit the Crime
by: maurice

How right you are: I agree wholeheartedly with you and your views even though I live the otrher side of the world from you: What you rightly put your finger on happens the world over where abuse happens: The offenders certainly don't feel the effects of what they have perpetrated on the vunerable and the innocent: Where I live in Ireland we have the same system of light sentencing for such people: My blood boils when I here the short sentences some get: Thankfully we have caring/loving people concerned about the innocent victim of abuse: Thank you:

Sep 11, 2010
I disagree partially
by: Tim L.

I don't think longer jail sentences will really solve that problem, personally. It should matter greatly that this was a young person who most certainly was victimized himself some time in the past--would exposing him to the prison system, where he would likely be raped, physically assaulted, and come out a much worse person with no future really be best for society? I don't think so. I think some mandated rehabilitation and therapy for him to look into his own past, examine why he did this and make sure he stops repeating such things would be a better idea (both parties should be provided with therapy, actually), as would undertaking measures to strengthen children's rights and protections overall to prevent these things, irrespective of him as a person. We can do some things to make the world a better place other than just reacting with longer, harsher prison sentences, which is a for-profit industry now in the US,and has not been shown to prevent crimes.

Sep 12, 2010
What is the Soulution ???
by: maurice

Cemters of treatment for abusers and victims maybe instead of prisons: But then I am sure putting all abusers under the one roof is a good idea: Even in treatment together would that be punishmnet enough: Knowing the effect of what they have done to their innocent and vunerable victim: I believe in hefty sentencing of abusers: I know here in Ireland Paedophilles and child molesters are segregated from other prisoners: For their own safety: Which is understandable: I believe it should be madatory for them to do a program of rehabilitation and treatment: Even a prison sentence is too mild for such people: Education is another way forwardL I don't have stat's telling me what percent of abusers offend again when they are left out of prison: Yes a sex offenders list is most important: monitoring their movements but then one has to respect their human rights: Even they did nor when they offended: Tim L you certainly make a good point in response to the writer of the story to Darlene's site: We cannot leave the abusers off softly: Rememmbering the effects may be lasting for their vitims:

Dec 01, 2010
My story
by: Anonymous

I was 11 yrs old, on the honor role at school, did a bit of modeling... I was sexually abused by my parent's best friend... got pregnant and wound up having an abortion, all at 11 yrs old. Im 32 now, I am a recovered alcoholic and recovering heroin addict. Been sober for 10 years now but I live with it everyday, and all he got was 9 months in jail with no parole after.... I wish laws were tougher, he stole my life, my pride, my dignity and any chance at a normal life I had once apon a time, I hate him for it, but I know it wasnt my fault, doesnt change the fact that who I am today isnt who I was supposed to be....

Jan 28, 2012
it's like thate here too.
by: BMW Princess

I'm in Canada.
Rehabilatation might work for some offenders but I don't think it works for child molesters. Child molesters do what they do b/c they like it. If a guy robs a gas station he does it for money not for "fun" Child molesters do what they do for "fun". I highly disagree with our Justice System's premise that child molesters can be rehabilitated. They need to be in jail so they can't hurt any more kids.
That be a good idea eh (;

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