posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 04:00 PM
There's a rather more complete (and more depressing) article here
I guess I'm well past being shocked by human sin and degeneracy, and I'm afraid this kind of thing goes on far more often than most people would
like to believe.
For the record, I've no compassion for any of the men who participated and nor do I believe it's likely they could ever be "rehabilitated." They
don't really deserve a chance at redemption anyway. The most reasonable and efficient way to deal with adults (male and female) who sexually abuse
minors is execution. The second most reasonable way is lifetime imprisonment with no possibility of parole. There's disagreement as to which method
would actually be the more effective deterrent for people who have pathologies that lead them to offend against minors.
I reserve judgment on the older sister. She may be an irredeemable sociopath. There isn't enough information given. She deserves harsh punishment,
but there is always the possibility that there might be something salvageable in her. I'm not really very interested in superimposing cathartic
revenge fantasies on an individual so I'll leave the novel and revolting notions for specific punishments up to hotter heads. Sadly, it will
probably cheer some people up to learn/realize that the odds of this girl killing herself from the guilt are good. Perhaps some sins are so heinous
suicide is the only atonement.
The youngest sister is in desperate need of highly skilled psychological counseling, immediately. It's possible to recover from a trauma like this,
but it's a painful and very difficult process. In the right environment, and with the right help, she could still have a happy, bright distant
future. This isn't, unfortunately, the most likely outcome but it's the sole pale sliver of optimism that can be taken away from the sordid tale.
I'd rather harness my hopes to the possibility of the innocent girl having a good life than mire myself in adolescent revenge fantasies that provide
a false sense of empowerment but are really worth less than zero.