View Poll Results: If child molesters were to suddenly disappear, would molestation cease to exist?

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    Re: If all child molesters were suddenly gone...

    No. It would not be gone.

    It'd be lessened for a long time because ONE of the factors that leads to it definitely is environmental. But I don't believe its the only. And over time the numbers would creep back up.

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    Re: If all child molesters were suddenly gone...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If every single person on the face of the earth that has ever molested a child, or even thought about it, were to suddenly disappear from the face of the earth... all rapture-like... and we had a period in time where there were literally no molesters, would child molestation cease to exist?
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    Re: If all child molesters were suddenly gone...

    The state of Louisiana tried to pass a law to this effect but the law was deemed unconstitutional...
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    Re: If all child molesters were suddenly gone...

    Child molesters are predators. Its a matter of overpowering innocence and subjecting another being to one's will.

    I've known only one child molester, and he was an effeminate male who managed to endear himself to a female who had a young son. His purpose was to molest the boy, we learned too late.

    I'm sure there are more macho types who prey on young girls, like the "chester" types who may loiter around playgronds in raincoats.

    The cause? I don't know, but I suspect many boys who were sexually abused as children decided they were gay as a result, when really it was forced on them by a predator, and girls who decided they prefer other girls, after some weenie wagger caught them unprotected in a park.
    Last edited by LuckyDan; 10-23-11 at 08:27 AM.

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    Re: If all child molesters were suddenly gone...

    Who would run the boy scouts or the pee wee baseball, basketball and other sports?
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    Re: If all child molesters were suddenly gone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Who would run the boy scouts or the pee wee baseball, basketball and other sports?
    Boy Scouts. You're right, I forgot that guy. I've known two molesters. The Boy Scout guy was popular with his troop because he had Playboy magazine centerfolds pinned up all over his apartment. Of course it drew 12 and 13 year old boys around.

    I wasn't a scout, but a friend who was took me with him one day to his scoutmaster's apartment to see how cool it was. The guy watched us, stroking his beard and smoking his pipe, as we ogled the pictures on his walls. A year or so later, I heard of his arrest for child molestion.

    Then there is the Girl Scouts. I've only attended one of those meetings, but I swear the Den Mothers were seriously butch.
    Last edited by LuckyDan; 10-23-11 at 08:50 AM.

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    Re: If all child molesters were suddenly gone...

    The OP's poll doesn't have enough answers, or at least it doesn't have the right ones.

    Some molesters molest because they were victims. Some molest because they are attracted to kids. Some molest because the girl said she was 18 and she was 15. Under all 3 circumstances, he would be labeled the same thing. But the reasoning behind it is far different.

    But I digress, everyone molests for different reasons. Some are accused of molesting and don't molest at all. What would you do with those people? The OP is quite strange IMHO. Who would sit up at night and think up questions like this? Anyway, to answer the "poll" the answer would be that no, molestation would always be here. But not for the reason given.

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