Tuesday, April 06, 2010


As sick as it gets

Saturday’s New York Times included an article with what is perhaps the most disturbing lede I have ever read:

New Jersey officials announced on Saturday six arrests in connection with the gang rape of a 7-year-old girl who investigators believe was sold for sex by her 15-year-old stepsister at a party in a Trenton high-rise last weekend.

The rest of the article is just as revolting; click through to it at your own peril. I’m too appalled to say any more.

1 comment:

Ray said...

I have to agree that this is an utterly foul case, and we can only hope that those responsible are duly punished.

What caught my eye, however, was the strong wording - "pedophile animals" - used to describe the perpetrators of this crime. While that phrase is perfectly justified, it made me wonder why all those priests who have molested and raped young children are not also described in similar tones? In many ways, their crimes are far worse, since they are figures of trust and respect, to whom the safety and well-being of those very childred had been entrusted. And yet we appear hesitant to call them what they are: pedophile animals. And it further appears highly unlikely that they, or their enablers, will ever have to face the consequences of their vile actions.