Friday, February 02, 2007

Posing as a Family, Sex Offenders Stun a Town - New York Times

proving that more sexual assault education and training needs to happen in law enforcement, here's a stunner quote from an investigator:

“With boys it is a really tough deal,” said Lt. Van Gillock of the Police Department in El Reno, Okla., where Mr. Rodreick is believed to have posed as a 12-year-old to ingratiate himself with boys at church. “If they did it voluntarily, they have the stigma of homosexuality, and if it is forced, well, boys are supposed to be tough and the things the boys have on them gives them an embarrassment factor.”

riight. because getting raped is so much easier for girls.


Wasp Jerky said...

awww, give 'em a break. being a white man is really hard. ever tried deciding who to exploit next? not easy.

LutheranChik said...

And many people find it difficult to walk into a police precinct and report a rape why< again?

Oy veh.

ding said...

no wonder it's so underreported.

Anonymous said...

your are right that his comment downplays the trauma girls suffer somehow insinuating that it is worse for boys. it probably seems worse to him because we are so used to women and girls being sexually assaulted that it is almost normalized in our rape society. but it is different for boys and girls. horrific for any child but in different ways.