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

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Right To Privacy

The moment Patrick started grooming our family, I believe he forfeited his right to privacy. The day he actually laid hands on my child, his story became intertwined in mine. I am being sued because Patrick has lost his good reputation. According to the lawsuit his loss of reputation and of employment is because of my blog. Way to shift blame.

If Patrick wouldn't have sexually violated my child along with five other minor children I wouldn't have a blog. If Patrick would have taken full responsible for his deviant crimes and accepted the legal consequences for his crimes, I would not have anything to write about. If Patrick stayed clear of children and families with children and was upfront about his predatory tendencies, I would have no need to warn the community that we live in about him specifically.

If Jairus would have warned us not to allow Patrick access to our children, I would not have this story to tell about his involvement. If Eddie and Kathy Rojas would have protected our church community and my family from their sexual deviant son, my story would be different. Because these individuals chose to stay silent, this is my story. Patrick, Jairus, Eddie and Kathy are simply reaping what they sowed. I guess they didn't consider the possibility that I wouldn't stay silent along with them.


Anonymous said...

don't you think maybe he lost his reputation because it is public record he is a SEX OFFENDER.... and potentional employment because he has a criminal record and has to disclose that on the job application.
Danielle I am sorry they have to blame you for their mistakes in life.
I guess your statement is true we don't think like these people...
It is easier for them to pass the blame unto you than turn and face the mirror and saying I did this to myself.
I was raised with every ACTION there is a REACTION. You have to pay the consequences no matter how bad they are. These brothers must be lacking this ability also....another difference in OUR thinking compared to theirs....
Take care my friend

Anonymous said...

I am so incredibly sorry for your family! I wish you all had been supported and that the offender had been dealt with properly. I can't imagine why anyone would cover for someone like that! It is so wrong. I can totally understand why you would be hesitant to trust, hesitant to go to church. And it makes me mad, really mad. Praise God that you have held onto your faith, and that you have the courage to share your story and in so doing protect other potential victims. May He heal your family and bring resolution to this case legally. Thank you for making us all aware of "grooming" behavior. I'm sure this has and will save many other families from experiencing what you have. I'm passing this on!