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Should Child Rapists be punished??

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posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 08:46 PM

Originally posted by Dark Ghost
There is a lot of controversy surrounding this case. Conflicting reports, inconsistency in details with both sides of the case. The victim herself has asked that the matter be dropped because she wants to move on with her life and not revisit a traumatic event that she has learned to come to terms with.

The question now becomes: is there enough evidence to prosecute him if the victim is not willing to testify?

[edit on 14/7/2010 by Dark Ghost]

He is already convicted.

posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 08:59 PM

Originally posted by Aeons
If he'd manned up he would have done the time, and been done with it. It would have gone away for him.

Instead, he's brought this down on himself and his family and his friends.

All because he couldn't man up and do his time.

He wanted this to go away?

People would have forgotten. They would have let it go if he didn't do it again.

But instead he decided a course of action that rubbed his elitist connections in the face of the World.

The problem is that your post is relying on him having any kind of decency or humanity.

Someone that anally rapes a non-consenting 13-year-old, and flees when he has to face the consequences of his actions, is not the sort of person that would take his punishment like a man - nor worry about it.

The fact that most normal people look on him with a mixture of anger, revulsion and contempt, means little to him, because he's still got all of his amoral/immoral acting, directing and producing friends to back him up and support him.

It's his influential friends in more established positions of government and judiciary, that really set my alarm bells ringing.

posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 10:48 PM
No one should be above the law, even the people who make the law.

posted on Jul, 15 2010 @ 11:51 PM

Originally posted by lee anoma
I had a semi-heated discussion with a guy in a bar over this.

He blamed everyone for the crime except the criminal himself which he felt had somehow already been punished.

If he is indeed guilty of the crimes attributed to him, then Roman Polanski alone is the only one responsible for drugging and raping a 13 year-old.

Not only did he say that it was the mothers fault for letting the girl visit Polanski for his modeling "interview", but that Polanski has suffered enough already by not being able to come back to the States.

In terms of the alleged crime this does not mean much. Polanski made the decision to exploit and harm a young girl, nobody else. But let's hope this example serves as a warning for parents to watch over their children and never leave them in vulnerable situations where they are open to exploitation.


He also brought up another excuse to not jail this man for drugging and raping a 13 year old girl that, to be honest I wasn't even aware of, but after he dropped it I just walked away.

Polanski is a Holocaust survivor.

Talk about a pathetic excuse. I hope you gave him a distinct Face Palm before you walked.

posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 12:47 AM
is it really the age that offends people in pedophilia , or is it the social taboo of todays society of children having to be 18+ to engage in sex with "adults" that make it bad? i remember learning about ancient greece and that as soon as a woman was fertile (well before 18y/o) they were REQUIRED to have kids to support the greek armies. in the medieval era, people were getting married and having families around 12-14 because i think the life span was avg 30-60yrs. not to mention the children who are already arranged to be married at birth or during childhood by their parents.

not that i support rape or child abuse of any way or in any kind, but just wanted to know others opinions on it.

*and yes, they should ALL be punished. jail time itself would be sufficient enough because it comes with the added extra of torture from those inmates against people who commit crimes against women/children. which is pretty much ALL of them still alive in jail

[edit on 16-7-2010 by taguon]

posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 04:31 AM
I`d love to see Polanski hang for this,or anyone
else that harms or abuses a child!
No excuses!

posted on Jul, 16 2010 @ 05:29 AM
Polanski pleaded guilty to drugging a 13 year old girl then sodomising her.
He then did a runner to escape his punishment.

Like all child rapists he should be locked away for the rest of his life and given hard labour.

But he and the arty fraternity in Hollywood etc think they are above the law.

I couldn't give a toss how old he is he should be punished.

There are plenty of threads on ATS discussing child pornography and / or the age of consent.

Polanski showed a wilful disregard for his victim and then treat the US judicial system with total contempt when he fled the country.
The European countries that he resides in should forcibly re-patriate him to the US so he can see out his life in prison paying for his heinous crime.

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