Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rape is a National and Global Problem, Even if you Avoid these Stories. (Ten year old boy

Among the hundreds of sexual assault crimes that are reported (among the thousands that are not) each day, there are victims who are young children, teenage boys, toddler girls, elderly women, college women, college men, grad school girls, professionals, the indigent, the powerful, the helpless. This blog began two years ago with many of these stories. After a time, it grows wearisome and traumatizing to keep printing them. So the dogs and birds and sunsets and flint hills act as balm.
But the crime does not go away.
More HERE.

The media will report in 60 point font the rare false accusation, the case that falls through because the crime victim lied in the past 20 years, or any rape case that seems sensational. (more on false reporting HERE)

Most rapes are dealt with quietly; the victim unsure that justice will be done, the victim fearing reprisals, the perpetrator simply stating the weird words, "he said she said".

Today I will begin posting one story each day
stop hurting us
more or less, from the dozens that cross my desk. One story a day, about sexual assault, perhaps for 50 days, maybe one for each state. Keep all the silent victims of this crime in your thoughts and prayers. Like this 10 year old boy:


Story and Video:  http://www.komonews.com/news/local/129274908.html

SEATTLE -- "A prominent substance abuse counselor is under arrest, accused of trying to rape a 10-year-old boy. Charges may come in the next few days. David Scratchley has written several books on parenting and substance abuse, produced numerous webcasts, and is Clinical Manager at the Matt Talbot Center, which treats adults.
But Scratchley himself says in his own webinars that his specialty is kids.
...On Friday, police arrested Scratchley at his Belltown apartment and say they found a 10-year-old boy there. According to court documents, a witness said Scratchley had been grooming the boy for a sexual assault."...


From http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=82629
"Why is no one bothered that it seems incredibly difficult to prosecute sexual assault charges? That the responsibility lies with the victim to prove the guilt of the attacker? That existing laws do so little to prevent sexual assault?"

"It would seem violence against women is an assumed part of our culture, let alone our Constitution, which fails time and time again to promote sex equality."
"In this case, where a powerful male politician was charged with raping a working-class female, the court and the press appeared to deny that these inequalities could figure into Strauss-Kahn’s coercive force."

story # 2 
 6-year old girl click HERE

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