Abuser can’t claim ignorance as excuse
WHILE Collan Rex’s experiences of abuse while a pupil at Parktown Boys’ High School are very sad, it should have no effect on his sentencing (“Collan Rex blames school”, Daily News, November 28).
What happened in his past cannot explain away his sexual molestation of boys, who were entrusted to him by parents and the school. In fact, his experience should have made him to more sympathetic to those in his charge.
If he regarded the abuse as “an excepted norm” and did not report it at the time it happened to him, then he is a twisted individual.
He cannot plead ignorance of the wrongfulness of his actions, when the world is presently focused on preventing the abuse of women and children.
He should be locked away for as long as our law will allow.