THIS AND THAT michelle cahill When will this cycle end?
PLEASE, PLEASE tell me it isn’t just me. Is there something in the water or something? Somehow I just can’t get my mind around what is happening, especially with regard to adults abusing small children – both physically and sexually.
Adults, and especially parents, are supposed to be the protectors of these young people. They (the parents) are meant to mentor and shape them to grow up into responsible adults.
I think in my next life I want to come back as a one of these psychiatrist guru-type people who can get into the minds of people so that I can better understand what satisfaction someone actually gets out of committing these abhorrent acts. Or, maybe I could just sit down one day like one of these fancy investigative reporters and interview one of these critters so that they can explain to me why they did what they did.
What pleasure do they derive from either beating the crap out of a defenceless child, raping a defenceless child or watching a defenceless child engaging in a lewd act?
To me just the very thought of any of the above has already made my stomach turn over 5 000 times.
Then you have the audacity to stand up in court and deny your images, it took three years for Beale to be sentenced on those
18 644 charges of possession of child pornography.
Hopefully he will use his 15 years in jail to ponder his actions and the lives he has destroyed.
And I must say that our justice system really stepped up here. The magistrate in this case reaffirmed a number of key facts and, in doing so, echoed WMACA’s sentiment in this regard.
She acknowledged the seriousness of the crimes depicted in the images, stating that children’s best interests are of paramount importance, and that these images were full of voiceless victims, many of them who couldn’t even walk yet.
“It was pointed out that there has been an increase both in the number of these cases as well as the number of sexual violence cases that are seen in court, and that a strong message had to be sent, as Beale was part of a community that promoted this industry, and there is a need to clamp down on these offenders.
I sincerely hope our justice system continues to step up especially in the ongoing case of little Poppie van der Merwe.
Justice needs to be done for our young, voiceless victims. But, most of all I just hope this cycle of violence against children ends soon.