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Friday, April 07, 2006

a very good article (essay) on pedophilia

you know i agree with her on this. pedophiles CANNOT be cured. it is something within them. part of them. something that cannot be removed. they must be taken OUT of society. they cannot share the same space as the rest of us. you think me cruel if after they've served there time they aren't allowed to live with us? no, not in this case. i KNOW what a pedophile CAN do (and WILL do). i know they don't belong among us. i know i know i know what they can do

Pedophiles in Our Midst
By Christy Hardin Smith, Firedoglake
Posted on April 6, 2006, Printed on April 6, 2006
Take a good long look at Brian Doyle, deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Alleged pedophile.

He could be your neighbor, your babysitter, your youth minister, your grocery check-out guy, your best friend's husband. He could be anyone you know. Not exactly a big, flashing sign that says "alleged pedophile" around this guy's neck, is there?

The fact that a Bush administration Department of Homeland Security official was arrested yesterday for attempting to solicit sex from a 14-year-old girl over the internet is a shock for some people. But it shouldn't be.

The fact that this arrest also happened on the day that Justin Berry was testifying about his abuse at the hands of internet sexual predators before Congress makes this all the more horrid, in my mind -- the juxtaposition between Brian Doyle and Justin Berry is just painful when you read the news articles side by side. Taylor Marsh has a fantastic article about this -- it's a tough read but a necessary one to understand the mindset behind this sort of behavior.

Warning: I'm going into a bit of detail below, and I didn't want it to come as a shock for anyone. Know what you face and face it head on.

I've prosecuted a number of pedophiles in my time, as well as participated in ongoing probation supervision for already convicted sexual predators, and there is one thing about which I am absolutely certain: You can never cure a pedophile. You can work with them, you can do aggressive therapy to help them control urges, you can do any number of things that require them to limit contact with children and porn, but there is no cure.............

1 comment:

Lepidopterist said...

There is a good reason why it cannot be cured: it is not an illness!