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Boys Ages 8 and 9 Charged With Rape

Society & Culture  (tags: children, violence, rape, kidnapping )

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Three boys ages 8 and 9 were being held Monday in a detention center on charges of kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old girl in the woods near a suburban apartment complex, officials said.

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Shaboopie O (14)
Monday November 19, 2007, 12:12 pm
Being a survivor I can't bear to read the story but I did note it for you.

Jaclin S (230)
Monday November 19, 2007, 12:15 pm
Noted thanx Silverlady Hawk ages 8-9 appalling and that poor young girl - her life will never be the same.

Carol Anne Knapp (123)
Monday November 19, 2007, 12:27 pm
this should be a family court mental health issue.........and kept out of the media it serves nither the victim nor the accused........

Dusty K (1339)
Monday November 19, 2007, 12:32 pm
this is a story that is unreal.................geeeeeesssssssssshhhhhhhh....where are the parents???!!!

. (0)
Monday November 19, 2007, 12:35 pm
I too Ann C. know how you feel for I too have been there and I know the fear and the abmosity she feel's and will never fully trust again, my heart is breaking, I have forgiven but that does not mean you forget. It effects your whole life about love of a man to trust whole heartly. To trust I do but never 90%. Thank you silverlady hawk noted

Jamie S (190)
Monday November 19, 2007, 1:25 pm
How on earth would an 8 & 9 year old even know what to do with it??!!!! Where are the parents is right... they need some serious lessons on how to teach a child right from wrong! This is sickening...what is this world coming too?

Tim Redfern (581)
Monday November 19, 2007, 3:30 pm
bulls**t speechless.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 19, 2007, 3:48 pm
One of the comments on that story was "at least they didn't kill her". Speaking as a victim, I can tell you that in some cases, death is better than having to live with the memories. This 11 year old girl will have to live with these memories forever. The boys may have difficulties growing up, but they will not even be close to what this girl will have to endure. My heart goes out to her and her family, for they have a long road of healing ahead of them.

Carol Anne Knapp (123)
Monday November 19, 2007, 3:55 pm
The boys or at least one of them (the other is likely a follower) are likely a victim of long term sexual abuse, that is why I made the comment earlier that this should be a matter for the family court devision and mental health professionals, and certainly not a media event.

Bradley Harris (155)
Monday November 19, 2007, 5:48 pm
Oue moral values in this country have become so corrupt. As a nation we need to get on our knees and ask for God's mercy on this country.
When a child has no home life or a role model in his life imoral acts are the result. We need to save our children.

Debbie L (180)
Monday November 19, 2007, 7:09 pm
Litha Moon,I agree with you.There is something so not right about these boys. And trying them as an adult is not going to fix what is broken inside them. These children that perpetrated this act of violence , humiliation, and dominance need help, not a media fest. The poor young girl, my heart breaks for her-I certainly hope that she is getting some intensive counseling and therapy, she is going to need it. This is just horrifying and tragic. 4 lives irrevocably and senselessly damaged -so very sad.

Nuraini A (41)
Monday November 19, 2007, 7:29 pm
what kind of world is this, that no female, from baby to decrepitude, is safe from any male, from a child to an old man? i don't understand how a little boy of 8 would know how to rape, nor would dare to. maybe their mothers are routinely treated like trash - normally boys that age adore their mothers, and understand that mothers are girls.

Shaboopie O (14)
Monday November 19, 2007, 9:15 pm
I certainly hope it isn't a case of "we live what we learn" meaning that I can only "pray" that the boys are not victims themselves. I do know that in our current world children younger and younger are displaying unspeakable "skills" and it frightens me because I am a mother of both a girl and a boy. The fear in me isn't as high as the fear for my children. I can neither forgive nor forget so I spend my days and nights begging all that is good in the universe to protect the earth's children so that they never have to live with the thoughts and feelings I do. Unfortunately my pleas seem to fall on deaf ears because the world is getting worse instead of better.
I do agree that this should NOT be a media feast (yes I mean feast not fest) because it will only bring more trauma to all victims involved.

Tuesday November 20, 2007, 7:41 am
this is so sad.......noted

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 7:53 am
I have not mentioned this for long time but women who are pregnant and their husbands/boyfriends need to take mandantory child rearing classes!

And the other option is to get parenting classes as a mandantory course from kindergardten to twelve grade. Taking the course straight through every grade to graduate..............
Without this type of intervention how can society ever hope to remedy incidents such as this........

At least one of these boys does not have a fit home life and has been influence by whatever treatment. Or it could be over exposure to the media that is so full of evil and sexual this and that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This not the first case like this nor will it be the last until educators and policy makers get it right in what is taught to the children as long as they sit in a classroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLANT LIFE........PLANT TREES..........................

Timothy W (23)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 3:28 am
What a truly sad and infuriating story.

I do have to look to the parents first. I imagine the problems start either with (the boy or boys) abusive parents or non involved (also abuse I suppose) parents. I hope this girl get the support and counseling she needs right away!

Cynthia S (22)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 8:47 pm
I am f@#$%^ng speechless. I can't believe what I just read. Ohhh how this world has gone MMMAAAADDDD!!!!!
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