The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Joe Alsup

Joe Alsup is a admitted child molester. Yesterday, pleading guilty to charges against him Alsup appeared for court drunk.
Seven accounts of sex crimes including sodomy and lewd acts. Four known victims. Sex toys, role playing and even forcing his victims to use blow up dolls. The victims ages range fro 7 to 13.
Right about now, you might wonder how this story could get even worse. Once you read the words of the defense attorney, you'll know.
Charles Gray, the lawyer for Alsup, says that as a parent, it was shocking BUT:
"If you got kids you also know that sometimes kids exaggerated things. [...] I just find it hard to believe as a practical matter that if they where so terrified of this man that they didn't get up and leave."
Video Of Report, interview with lawyer.

I'm shocked that as a parent this attorney isn't understanding of the fact that children often can not just "get up and leave". I'm angered that he would attempt to put the blame on victims, rather than the man that sexually abused them. It's disgusting. What seven year old holds responsibility for the fact that some pervert molested and raped them?


H/T Oklahoma Reader

bblonde3434 said...

I think this is something that Victims Rights Advocates should hear!