Re: Neighbors close in after sex charges
I'm not sure how I feel about this story. I just don't have it in me anymore to feel outrage. I'm concerned that the child could face a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems as a result of his father's actions and I'm also saddened to see a family torn apart. I wonder what could have possibly been going through his mind considering he was probably educated as a social worker in exactly what potential consequences could arise from his behavior.
The more I have studied sexual addictions and paraphilias, the less surprised I am by events like these. People who get caught up in seeking new heights of sexual arousal and pleasure can often put their own self gratification before that of their own well being and the well being of others. However the ethical line is very clearly drawn at consent. For an adult to make such a choice for a child, particularly an adult who is in an authority position over that child, is without any reasonable justification. To be so self indulgent so as to violate the ethics of being a trusted father, social worker, member of his community, etc. and to make choices that put his own son's future mental and emotional health at great risk are just outside my ability to understand.