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Sick, perverted middle-school football coach

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ondeadline, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member

    Don't get me wrong. I am in no way condoning "understanding" for these kinds of sickos.

    I'm all for throwing these guys in jail. What I'm saying is that if there's a chance this is in fact a form of mental illness, let's study it. Maybe, in time, there'd be a way to treat it before someone acts on these impulses.

    Early in my career as a courts reporter, I had to cover a local college student who got busted for kiddie porn. The one thing the guy kept saying was that he couldn't help it, that he hated that he had these urges.

    Now, I wanted to punch this guy, believe me. And if you break the law and harm someone, especially in this way, I don't care how strong your "urges" are. I'm just saying that if there's a chance at clinical prevention, it should at least be explored. Nothing else seems to slow these sickos down.
  2. Some psychologists are of the opinion that pedophiles in fact cannot be cured of their affliction.
    Granted, that is not 100% accepted in the medical community, but it does raise dilemmas.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I'm assuming she's talking about George Michael/bathhouse/park sex stuff, dools.
  4. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    You're right IJAG. I am. Worse is sitting here reading the police reports every day, as the cops reporter, and seeing how many reports are investigated of forcible rape by older brothers, half-brothers, fathers, step-fathers, and even peers.

    Sex with a child is becoming a well-publicized occurance in the news, but worse is how sexual the world has gotten. What would make a 4-year-old touch another 4-year-old's "private areas" (as many of the victims report it)? What would make a 7-year-old "teach" a 4-year-old younger sister how to perform oral sex on them? Are they learning it from their parents? Are they seeing it on television? It makes me want to cry for some of these children who are being abused in these ways.
  5. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member

  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Nice to see the guy is a Boy Scout leader, though.
  7. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member

    The guy I mentioned in my earlier post was a volunteer at the local Boys and Girls Club. His major? Child psychology.

    So these guys may be mentally ill...but they're of sound enough mind to usually supplant themselves into positions of easy access and trust.
  8. DENNY

    DENNY Guest

    I agree with what Atypical wrote earlier.

    I'd like to know how often sex offenders are treated and released and go on to never hurt another person the rest of their lives.

    I doubt that is the case very often. The punishments for first-time offenders are nearly harsh enough, and by the time the offender is caught a second time he's probably harmed others and got away with it.

    This is disturbing because you hear more and more about this. I heard a story recently about a guy who kidnapped a 1-year-old and sexually abused the child before basically discarding it like a piece of garbage. Hopefully, he's caught and executed.

    My wife has an uncle who was recently released from prison after serving a sentence (not sure how long) for molesting a child in his neighborhood. Well, that was the first time he was caught. But a couple years ago it came out that he had molested his younger mentally-challenged sister when they were kids. (Fortunately the rest of my wife's family is kind of normal.)

    Nobody knows who else this guy, who had a couple childen and now has grandchildren, has hurt through the years. He only got caught once.
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    A very good point.

    This stuff pisses me off, grosses me out and makes me fear for the future of humanity as much or more than anything else.
  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Oh. My. Gross. That is all.
  11. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    Exactly. The thing that gets me about the Dateline episodes... almost never did I see a man I would trust just walking down the street. I suppose I was biased based on the information I knew, but the men who are being arrested here are smart enough to be in a position where most will trust them. (IE teachers, coaches, ROTC Jr. recruiters)... I guess my point is just that it's scary how little anyone can be trusted these days.
  12. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member

    My own experience...

    The sex drive is a powerful fucking engine (figuratively and literally.) So much so, that it can lead people to abandon their families, destroy their sense of priorities and possibly put themselves in the path of physical harm just so they can get off in the way they want to get off. It can also lead people to adopt the persona of a caring, trusting confidant if it helps advance their agenda. And though I'm not naming them specifically, pedophiles are no exception to this.

    Would that all those with less-than-admirable agendas could be easily spotted. Not the case. I've known guys with wives, kids and bibles on their bookshelves who would nail their best friend's wife at a moment's notice if the chance arose. And I'm sure I've unknowingly come across a teacher or coach or two who is in the business for...um...all the wrong reasons.

    You just never fully know people.
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