|Re: Should minors be punished?|
Subject: Re: Should minors be punished?
by ELIE-3173 on 2010/12/12 5:14:50
I'm very sorry to hear what happened to you when you were a child. Despite all the pain and suffering you had to go through, but I'm glad you'd managed to find strength to lived on.
I once met a pervert when I was on my way to school in my early teens. No serious harm was done, though I did tried my hardest to claw-scratch him as hard as I could with my then untrimmed nails before I ran like the wind to the safety of the main road. Still the incident shook me back then. though I was safe but the thought of it stayed on for several days before I return to my usual self and it was after a year or so that I was able to speak of it freely when similar topics risen.
Having faced a sex predator, whether the victim was a child or an adult, there would be a certain amount of damaged made to the person in various aspect (especially mentally and psychologically). The incident alone is enough to traumatized the victim but post events that follow the exposure of such sexual crime by the victim can sometime bring more suffering to the victim.
Anyone can easily say, "You should have told someone/authorities and the pervert could be taken care of". Unfortunately, many a times standing up to such incident can backfire and hurt the victim more. Going up against such sex criminals are not easy and requires a great amount of courage and a lot of support from the people around you. There are people who will force the victims into silence save theirs or the predator's skin, especially in cases where the predator is a person who the victim knows or a person of high social standings. There are also people, especially the "passerby crowd" who does nothing to help but their constant stares and attitudes towards the victim may unintentionally put the victim in the spotlight as if he/she's been branded for life and that they would have to bear the shame and humiliation all their lives.
Sorry, I'm totally out of topic. I guess as a female myself, I sort of feel strongly about such incidents, especially violence against women. People should recognize such problems and learn how best to help the victims. I'm sure there are articles online and in magazines nowadays that'll talk on such matters.
Back on topic...As for minors, they should be punished for whatever crimes or misdoings. Too young to understand? What nonsense! Then make 'em! Sorry, I'm a little carried away... But at the very least the minors must learn that whatever crimes they had done were wrong and should never be attempted again.