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Scotland: Boy, 12, Raped Nine-Year-Old Girl After Viewing Online Images

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- 2150 days ago -
A 12-year-old boy raped a nine-year-old girl because he wanted "to feel grown up" after viewing graphic images of sex on the internet.

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. (0)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 5:55 pm
Where does one place blame in a case like this - do you blame the internet, the parental lack of control? I would not want to be the judge on a case like this.

Judith C (159)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 6:04 pm
Noted. It's very sad

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 6:16 pm
I agree Judith

Vivien Green (153)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:31 am
Noted with sadness.
Allan I think both the internet and the parental lack of control are culpable..

paul m (93)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:44 am

At 12,,I hardly knew what sex was ,,to-day sex and kids are getting younger,,,,,,T.V. Films.ect..

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:47 am
Noted, thanks.

. (0)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 7:51 am
The responsibility must lie at the door of this young man's parents, he should have been taught more respect for others from an early age. Regretably it is now almost certainly too late and he is likely to go on to pose a threat to society for many years.

Veronique L (209)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 8:53 am
It leaves me voiceless...

Elize Labuschagne (181)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 9:23 am
Sad. Two young lives have been destroyed. Where do you start to see this does not repeat itself elsewhere ?

Helle H (21)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 12:54 pm
Sad story, but why blame the internet. Things like this has happend even before the internet.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 12:58 pm
If you have the internet in your home, as with the TV, that opens the world to many things, then it is the main responsibility of the adults to assure that these children are not exposed to this before they are able to do so mentally and physically.

The internet should be in a room with a lock and the child using it with parental supervision, tv's come with a way to block channels, not sure if the internet has this as well as my children were in their late teens before all the internet stuff came about.

I can assure you, I watched all programs BEFORE my children did, and only what I fetl was suitable was viewed by my children. TV was limited to after homework was done and how many hours a week they could view it. Otherwise they were reading a book or getting fresh air outside doing something fun, bike riding, helping in the garden, hop scotch, tag, basketball, the list is endless.

Too many adults are lazy on their responsibilites, or too busy doing "their own thing" to pay attention to the children. I do realize some work, it is all the more important that these blocks or locked rooms be adhered to and find decent child care providers, and make sure that the Caregivers understand your wishes.

What a shame, two children's lives already messed up because the adults in their lives were not paying attention.

. (0)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 1:39 pm
I am sick of all of this! How much more can this world go on? Just sick of this crap!

Vicky P (476)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 3:30 pm
wtf..people are so fcked off :(

Joy McRonald (169)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:43 pm

Hartson Doak (39)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:52 pm
This is a child that lacked proper training and supervision from his parents. If there is a punishment meted out, it should be on the parents.

William Ford (1)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 5:58 pm
Nothing new under the sun

Kate K (215)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 6:00 pm
What the heck is this kid watching?It sounds like his parents should keep an eye on him and explain that women/girls are not objects.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 6:26 pm
stories like this are used by authorities to argue for internet censorship. parents need to be more responsible.

Terri Hughes (416)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 8:25 pm
This is so very sad. Two lives destroyed. First of all the blame goes to the parents for not monitoring what the kids are watching. Second, porn should be banned from the computer. Here is proof of what happens when someone is watching this site. And not only the kids are looking at these sites, its child molesters and rapist. It only puts ideas in there heads to go out and do bad things. Not saying all people that look at porn sites do this. The computer has become the baby sitter. Kids are not out playing and having fun. They are on the computer getting all sorts of bad ideas. The computer is one of the best things to come along and at the same time it is one of the worst. This is such a shame what the world has come to!!!!

Bob hardly here P (394)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 8:37 pm
sad to hear about this

Veronica C (24)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 9:12 pm
This is disgusting, and like others have said, why does this happen? He blames the internet. I think there is truth to that because anything and everything is right at our fingertips. It wasn't so bad when a couple 12 year old boys got a Playboy magazine and giggled about it with their friends. Now, with the internet, all kinds of sex acts play out before the kids' eyes, even violent ones. There may be blame on the parents, but a parent can tell a kid to respect girls, but they are getting conflicting messages just about everywhere else.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 9:44 pm
that would make him a sixth or seventh grader. When we were in that grade, we knew (or assumed) who was doing "it". That was in the 60's. That the internet "made him do it" is total bs. He did it because he WANTED to. If it wasn't this girl, it would have been his sister..someone available who could be intimidated. He was "tempted?" Give me a break! There would be a lot more cases like this if every boy was "tempted" parents would be locking up daughters at birth, he is a cold bullying predator.

pam w (139)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 11:15 pm
Blame the parents who didn't take steps to prevent a HORMONAL boy from viewing the internet porn.

You can't blame porn....that's censorship.

But you CAN blame parents who don't recognize their responsibilities.

Linda P (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 2:04 am
This is too sad and two young lives will never be the same.

Phillipa W (199)
Monday June 4, 2012, 2:06 am
I'll blame a lack of proper sex education and teaching of respect and boundaries and "etiquette" and laws where such matters are concerned. It's easy to blame the parents for him watching it, but realistically policing each and everything a child can see constantly is difficult and filters aren't always effective. Had he known right from wrong and been taught the ramifications of the action to any potential victim and the laws, and just how wrong it was, then the ball would be in his court, purely and simply.

Mindy C. (1)
Monday June 4, 2012, 2:41 am
It's so sad to read about such things. Children are exposed to sex and violence easily. Who's to blame? The parents for not monitoring their child and educating him properly? The child, for wanting to feel "grown up"? I think society as a whole should play a part in the upbrining of today's children. Everyone should be accountable. Schools have to incorporate educational programs and parents have to instill good values in their children. Family and friends have to also be alert and notify the parents or school reps when they see something is amiss.

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 2:47 am
Surely access to porn can be blocked so if it wasn't then the parentgs are largely to blame.

Veronique L (209)
Monday June 4, 2012, 3:15 am
Good God.....

Gene J (290)
Monday June 4, 2012, 3:35 pm
Well, parental control is the first thing that comes to mind. If you have children accessing the internet, you have a duty to monitor that access AND talk to them about what they see there. Not everything on the Internet is true and children have trouble getting that. Parents must teach them how to tell truth from fiction and if they have ANY doubt, to talk to their parents about that. And I think that any parent allowing access to the internet without parental locks in place is guilty of at least malfeasance and perhaps child endangerment as well. Who knows who could meet this child or any and what could come of that? The very prospect ought scare the bejeebers out of a parent. Which is good, because then they might exercise the control and discipline and teaching that comes with becoming a parent. Things like this need never happen and wouldn't if parents taught values like what violence is, what is proper and not touching, what personal responsibility means. Maybe even what the platinum rule means: do unto others as they would have you do unto them. If a child thought in those terms, he or she would ASK first, not after. This should NEVER happen and parents are ultimately accountable for their children's behavior at that age.

Florence Eaise (132)
Monday June 4, 2012, 4:29 pm
i dont even have the words right now

Lloyd H (46)
Monday June 4, 2012, 9:53 pm
Here we go again. Some jackass claims that porn made him do it or the Internet is held to be the culprit, to which I say, "Bullshit". Aside from the fact that at the age of 12 the rapist is more than capable of telling right from wrong and his inability to make the right choice is purely the fault of the parents, the extended family and the culture in which he lives. This entire blame game that puts porn or the Internet on trial is nothing but another way of removing 'personal responsibility for ones actions' out of the justice equation.
And to bluntly cut the crap this action could just as easily be the result of reading too damn much of the Holy Bible, particularly the Old Testament but the New is not hell of a lot better on women as chattel, less than equal persons and subject to the whims of Men. Do not get me wrong it is the entire Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition and not many or the other religious traditions are much if any better. Millions upon millions are dead, maimed, raped, trafficked, forced into war, abused ... by terrorists, murderers, religious and political leaders and a whole host of other criminals more often have said God or the Bible tells to do some thing than porn or the Internet.
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