Monday, January 30, 2012

Sandusky To Skype With long as they're related?????

I thought that I would have been able to move on from this topic for a while...But Sandusky is the a child advocate's gift that keeps on giving! So here's the latest...Former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is under house arrest on charges of child sexual abuse, has asked a Pennsylvania court to allow supervised visits with his grandchildren which are now prohibited. Just breathe g.... Ok, here I go.

Sandusky faces 52 criminal charges that he molested 10 boys over a 15 year period and has been confined to his house under the terms of his release on bail in December that barred contact with anyone under age 18. He has maintained his innocence. (Can you hear me rolling my eyes?) In a motion filed Friday, his attorney asked the Centre County Court to modify the terms of Sandusky's release to permit supervised contact with his 11 grandchildren.

"The Defendant's minor grandchildren have expressed their sadness to their parents about not being able to visit or talk with the Defendant since November 5, 2011," his attorney wrote. If his grandchildren were, indeed, allowed to visit him, they would be accompanied by at least one parent, according to the motion.

Sandusky is asking the court to allow him the ability to communicate with his grandchildren by mail, email, telephone, or by Skyping. Despite the fact that he cannot do so with ANY OTHER CHILD DUE TO THE ALLEGATIONS THAT HE RAPED BOYS OVER THE COURSE OF 15 hem. Crazy you say? Of course the court would immediately throw this out. Well you might be surprised to hear that Sandusky has a chance. There have actually been countless cases where convicted pedophiles have been granted permission to have visitation with their children.

I am outraged! Here's why.... Just because visitation is supervised should be considered inconsequential because here is, in part, how pedophilia is defined:

Pedophilia is also a psychosexual disorder in which the fantasy or the actual act of engaging in sexual activity with prepubertal children is the preferred or exclusive means of achieving sexual excitement and gratification. It may be directed toward children of the same sex or children of the other sex. Some pedophiles are attracted to both boys and girls. Some are attracted only to children, while others are attracted to adults as well as to children.

Pedophiles are often aroused by the fantasy of sex acts with minors. Thus, by definition, there is cause and justification for more stringent protection for children. Can adult supervise a potential or convicted pedophile's thoughts???? Of course not! So who is to say that Sandusky would not be allegedly experiencing sexual excitement from Skyping, phoning, emailing, or snail mailing any one of his precious grandchildren? Lineage should not supersede or sway the law as it pertains to protecting children from those who prey upon them. If Sandusky is not allowed to communicate with my children...he should not be allowed to communicate with his grandchildren because they, too, need protection. (allegedly;)

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