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Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children

February 15, 2013

Many terrible cases of sexually abused children have been discovered — and the perpetrators prosecuted — in our area during recent years....

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AzzarraShea

Feb-15-13 8:26 AM

Child sexual abuse is a very complex problem, so we really need to teach our children how they can avoid these circumstances. Even the adults we trust to protect our children can't always be trusted. I am a mother and I am afraid that on the next day, my daughter will be one of the victim of this horrifying incident. So I thought of looking up for safety application that would do so. Luckily, I have searched and found this cellphone based application that provides safety and protection for my daughter. This application is so much better than any other services I know. A lot of useful features rolled to this application. My daughter and so my whole family will now be alerted when they are near on a danger zones and show its approximate. I have less worries now that I had before because I know that my daughter can alert me whenever she needs help or when she's in danger by only pressing the panic button on her phone. And if really needed, the call will also be routed to the nearest 911

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JudyBlockJones

Feb-15-13 3:57 PM

Thank you for this article.

Something to keep in mind-

Child predators are very cunning and manipulative. They know every trick on how to groom, threaten, lie, and put the fear of god into their victims and sometimes even their family members. They also appear to do a lot of goods things, they can be very charismatic and you may think they would never harm a child. They have to be this way, in order to not get caught and to continue to abuse

Sexual predators are often powerful and well-loved. It would be comforting if those who preyed on the vulnerable were obvious social misfits whose appearance would somehow set off alarm bells and give us ‘the willies’ or ‘the creeps.’ They rarely do. Usually, predators are among the last people we would suspect of sexually violating others.

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JudyBlockJones

Feb-15-13 3:58 PM

continued: At a party, the predator isn’t some oddball sitting alone in a corner because others feel uncomfortable with him. Most often, the predator is the guy throwing the party.

We must overcome the dangerous myth that because someone is successful or warm or caring, he or she “couldn’t have done that! Also, we must stop thinking that because a man is old, that somehow he’s automatically “safe.” It’s just irresponsible to endanger kids by assuming an adult is “harmless” simply because he or she may be losing hair, wearing glasses, using hearing aids or walking with a cane. These can be signs of advancing age, but they are not signs that an individual is safe around kids.

It is extremely rare that a child predator has only one victim. Some have many. So let's hope that every person who saw, suspects or may has been harmed by anyone, will find the courage and strength to speak up and contact police, no matter how long ago the abuse happened.

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JudyBlockJones

Feb-15-13 3:59 PM

continued: Keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others. Child sex abuse thrives in secrecy and secret systems that allow it to continue to this day, Children do not deserve to be dealt a life sentence of suffering because of being sexually abused by anyone.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail****, "SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) is the world's oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. Despite the word priest in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers, Protestant ministers and increasingly, victims who were assaulted in a wide range of institutional settings like orphanages, summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc."

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mikeyd

Feb-15-13 10:16 PM

start killing the perverts will help prevent this.prison doesn't work for these kind.

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TruthinPolitics

Feb-15-13 10:22 PM

Ms. Jones, you should come to the Wetzel County Board of Education Meeting. Monday, February 18th 6:30 pm. The public is going to dispute the Board of Education's decision to retain a teacher found having sex with an 18 year old girl. I believe she was a student.

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bloomin

Feb-16-13 2:09 AM

If someone had this a prioritry-the problem would be resolved. There are professionals that do not report what they tell in the professional community. Many turn the other cheek. Resolution wiil begin when we are willing to hold perps and those related accountable

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thetruthforonce

Feb-16-13 6:51 AM

A good start would be the catholic church cooperating in the prosecution of pervert priests, bishops and cardinals.

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