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    Re: Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    At the age of 8 it was drilled into me if anyone tried giving me something, i was under strict instructions to scream and run or if any men approached me with lollies or icecream. Not to cross the street without holding my Moms hand, do not talk to strangers .... I'm pretty sure everyone has had these discussions and warnings when they were young
    They have. They just don't work very well, in practice. The concept of a "stranger" is too big and amorphous for most small children to grasp.

    This message further ignores the fact that most kids are more at risk from people they know, including people living in their own homes, than strangers.

    An 8-year-old lives in the moment. For the most part, he/she isn't doing long-term critical thinking about potential dangers. We know these things from child development studies.

    So, again, trying to shift the blame onto the child or her parents is disgusting and ignorant.
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    Re: Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Do explain: What happened if she did not go along with those boys (assuming she was not kidnapped entirely)?
    If she did go along with the boys, that does not excuse their assaulting her. Period. Poor judgment is not a crime; sexual assault is.

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    Re: Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

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    Re: Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    They have. They just don't work very well, in practice. The concept of a "stranger" is too big and amorphous. It further ignores the fact that most kids are more at risk from people they know, including people living in their own homes, than strangers.
    Were these boys truly strangers to this girl, or were they neighbors or classmates that she knew?

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    Re: Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Beyond that, the attempt to shift the blame somehow onto the victim and/or her family is simply disgusting.
    You do realize that he's simply playing Devil's Advocate, right?
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    Re: Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    They have. They just don't work very well, in practice. The concept of a "stranger" is too big and amorphous. It further ignores the fact that most kids are more at risk from people they know, including people living in their own homes, than strangers.
    A child has a instinctive ability to know strangers from my experience because at such a young age they are around a small group of people who is known to them and is familar. Whenever i meet toddlers, it takes them a while to trust me or even go near me because i am not famillar to them but you are right, they are more at risk with those they know


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    Re: Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    Were these boys truly strangers to this girl, or were they neighbors or classmates that she knew?
    It doesn't say. I doubt that she'd have perceived them as strangers either way. Have you ever seen kids on a playground meeting someone they don't know? A stranger is an ADULT, not another kid. That's how kids think.

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    Re: Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    You do realize that he's simply playing Devil's Advocate, right?
    I could forgive that if he weren't playing it so badly.

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    Re: Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    The problem is that no matter how well you think you've communicated this lesson, the concept of strangers doesn't translate well to an 8 year old. Their brain development and maturity levels are insufficient for this to be a good safeguard against danger. Further, most 8 year olds would not think of slightly older children as "strangers." And, it's entirely likely that she was entrapped by the 9-year-old, at the plans of the older kids, based upon reading the article.

    You're being absurd herre.

    Beyond that, the attempt to shift the blame somehow onto the victim and/or her family is simply disgusting.

    Please, go ahead and melt down with exclamation marks. It will be fun watching your brain explode.
    You are either ready to meltdown, or have a problem with reading comprehension. Not once did i say i was attempting to shift the blame, or excuse the behavior of those boys. The fact remains, if she did not go with them, it never would have happened. In these regards, the boys are still unworthy scum whether or not she was lured.

    And you are sooo emotionally blown away by this, you fail to think in a logical manner, letting your emotions get the better of you. Yes it was unfortunate, yes it was sad; we know this already. If the point of this thread was to make a "they should die, the father is an asshole" list, it never would have been created in the first place (IMHO).
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    Re: Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    You are either ready to meltdown, or have a problem with reading comprehension. Not once did i say i was attempting to shift the blame, or excuse the behavior of those boys. The fact remains, if she did not go with them, it never would have happened. In these regards, the boys are still unworthy scum whether or not she was lured.

    And you are sooo emotionally blown away by this, you fail to think in a logical manner, letting your emotions get the better of you. Yes it was unfortunate, yes it was sad; we know this already. If the point of this thread was to make a "they should die, the father is an asshole" list, it never would have been created in the first place (IMHO).
    Fail..........

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