So I don't know what this person said, but if they said that her clothing was a contributing factor to her assault, and this expert I spoke with says the same thing, then maybe we have one smart politician on our hands.
P.S. Some little tidbits about sex offenders as a whole that she told me:
1. Not all sex offenders are pedophiles.-- In fact, some rapists abhor pedophiles and would kill them faster than most of society.
2. A child molester is not necessarily a pedophile.--Sex offenders offend for many different reasons. Sometimes its a power thing, sometimes its a dominance thing, sometimes its a sexual thing. But treating sex offenders isn't as simple as it sounds. When you have a child molester who tests zero sexual attraction to children, you have a complicated situation on your hands. You wouldn't want to treat them as if they are aroused by kids, because they aren't. You have to figure out why they offend, since you can rule out sexual arousal, its something else.
3. Sex offenders are not all violent.--In fact, most offenders use coercion to find a victim, so the violent offender is very rare.
4. You can't cure "pedophilia."--Just like no amount of therapy will make a gay person straight, no amount of therapy will make a pedophile suddenly "not" one. But, there are millions of pedophiles in society who have never, and will never, act out. This means that it was not the pedophilia that caused the acting out, it was something else. "Pedophilia" is a sexual desire, it's not a crime. As hard as it is to comprehend, it is not against the law to be aroused by children. I saw a study done that showed 70% of men and 40% of women are at least somewhat sexually aroused by a preteen opposite sex child. This means that almost 3/4 of all men walking on this planet are at least somewhat sexually aroused by children. But since 3/4 aren't in prison, obviously there are many who have no problems keeping their dirty little secret from making them act out. Sex offender therapy definitely works as it teaches each offender to understand what got them to the point of them acting out. If they want to change, they will, and will come out of therapy no more of a threat to society than the average joe walking down the street. It's no secret that offenders who went to therapy have a lower reoffense rate than those who don't. So it's definitely a good thing to treat these people so they can live a life. We only get one life on this planet. I'd like to see people offered a second chance to make it right. I have great admiration for someone who has overcome the hardships of a bad decision and got themselves straight again. Whether that be robbery, assault, anything except murder and violet sexual contact of any sort, I want people to have a second chance. Some people here don't. One mistake (and violently raping an 11yo girl isn't what I would call a mistake that I would give a second chance for, as I specified above) shouldn't be the sum of a being.
Think about this way. Most men are aroused by women. But most men aren't rapists and sexual assaulters. People can be attracted to, and aroused by, women without being driven to commit sexual assault. Same with a pedophile.
So the people that did this to this child acted out not because they were necessarily aroused by her, but because of the power thing. They outnumbered her. They were bigger, stronger, older. That is a ripe situation for a sexual assault.