If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your body?’ he will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’ Zech 13 v 6

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Opinion (part 2 of 4)

#1-Is a sexual predator an evil person? Answer: Yes! (part 1 of 4)
#2-Can they be cured?
#3-How can a pedophile be a safe part of our community?
#4- Should sexual predators be able to hide their identities?

Can a pedophile be cured?

I would argue, no, they are not curable.

There is no convincing evidence that a pedophile can be cured. Quite the opposite. It is possible for a pedophile to have gaps in their victimizing of others, but, when push comes to shove, they nearly always end up victimizing again, even after a gap of 10 years of no reported offenses.

I remember when we were in the throws of our legal case,there were two men in Seattle that were caught victimizing children after years of living "normal" lives. One man had remarried and had gone 10 years without an offense, according to the article, and then had some life stresses and returned to victimizing children.

I believe that most likely in that 10-year period, there were other victims, they just didn't report the crime. This man had served time for his previous crimes and went through therapy and tried to enter life as if he didn't have a problem. The biggest warning sign is when a known pedophile tries to live as if they were not a pedophile.

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