posted on Sep, 19 2014 @ 01:53 AM
a reply to: Jakal26
I have walked a similar line. The things that my wife was forced to endure as a child, and I being the only one who knows. Her rapist walks free today
and I know who he is but I have done nothing for fear of destroying the family that I have come to know and love. Maybe someday I will be in a
position to make him hurt for what he did to her, but for now I bide my time and keep her safe. As a victim myself (and a male one at that) I can say
that the things people do to control their victims can be a lot or a little. I was controlled with the threat of mass embarassment, and it worked for
over 2 years. I have made it my goal to make sure that my child and any other child I know feels the pain that I or my wife endured.
The worst thing is I have a friend who was imprisoned in a similar way. He dated a 17 year old when he was 21. Age of consent in my state is 16. She
took pics of herself while they were together. She cheated on him and he shared them with her father. A scummy move but not worth being in prison for
4 years and being a sex offender for life...especially when she serves no time for producing and distributing the images herself. Only 3 of the over
50 images she took were of her under 18, and they were all talen within a week of her 18th birthday. The laws suck and I feel like the justice system
spends too much time focusing on the easy to catch "criminals" than the people doing real harm.
Vigilante justice would be kind of nice in some situations