This is a comment by MsRN on the post “Talking Myself Out of Murdering Jerry Sandusky“.
“I understand your point that what the Texas father did might put him in jail and that little girl may have to live without her father for awhile. However, as a victim of child sex abuse I wish someone acted violently against my offender. Instead, everyone minimized the situation and he ended up not going to jail (and he was convicted of two prior child molestations acts before this). Some of the worst damage to me as an adult has been the repercussions of the lack of actions of the adults around me. That little Texas girl will never have to wonder if what happened to her was “really all that bad”. Her father made it clear that her life and her body are worth more-and that the man who did that to her was a monster. But, I loved your response about Penn State, I applaud you.
“To continue, Jesus Morales probably would have gone to jail, been released, and committed more atrocious acts. The average sex offender molests 200 kids in his/her lifetime. In theory, I don’t think we should kill rapists or child molesters because I don’t believe in the death penalty. In reality, if it were my own child, or any child for that matter, I would probably do my best to murder the offender with my own hands, despite the consequences. Because I know the child has a better chance to fully recover from the abuse if someone shows them they are worth it.
“Life in prison is really the only option. Prison reform is crucial, but so is societal reform. We can not tolerate people who tolerate child molestation. And people who tolerate or ignore it should be severely punished. That’s the only way to get rid of the monsters.”
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