First we had Steubenville and the rape case there, and people minimized the crime, saying the victim was drunk, the assault wasn’t all that violent, and other stupid s*** like that. Hey, people: sexual assault is sexual assault. Maybe someone needs to forcibly insert things into your body before you get the point?
Then we had Torrington, where 13-year-old girls were molested , and people minimized the crimes again, because the molestation was “consensual”. Hey, people: sexual assault is sexual assault. Maybe if someone molested your kids, you’d get the point?
Now another example of sexual assault: a man exposing himself while driving 90 miles an hour. Repeatedly. And people will snicker and minimize his crimes, because the man looked ridiculous, and he didn’t actually touch the women involved. Hey, people: sexual assault is sexual assault. Maybe if this preeve had done this to your mother (or killed a lot of people in a car crash while waving his junk at her), you’d get the point?
In the article, Detective Terry Christian reminds us that no sex crime is OK. And that people need to stop minimizing and start reporting. If someone had reported this mutt earlier, lots of women would not have been victimized over the years.
Sexual assault is sexual assault. It is always a crime. No one should be sexually assaulted. That, friends, is the point.
Mr. Blunt and Cranky