posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 12:43 AM
reply to post by jarien21
You didn't bother to read the article, did you?
Serial rapes were occurring in an ultra-orthodox Mennonite (kind of like Amish) community. Day in and day out for four years, 160+ girls and women
between the ages of 3 and 65 would wake up in their beds injured in various ways with blood and semen on their bodies and sheets, either remembering
nothing from the night before or barely remembering being violated. An unknown number of boys and men were violated as well. The community doesn't
believe in technology at all, they are extremely insular and religiously minded, their education is extremely limited (girls go to school until they
are 12, boys go until they are 13 and learn math in their extra year)...all of those things combined rendered these people uninformed about even basic
knowledge about the names of human anatomy and from their uninformed and religious perspective, the only conclusion they came to was that they were
being raped by demons.
The reality is that a group of nine Mennonite men were spraying a drug in the windows of families to incapacitate them and violating them over and
over and over for years...some women had actually come to just understand that they'd be raped nightly. The nine men were caught, one escaped, and the
other eight were sentenced to twenty five years a piece.
Incest and sexual abuse seems to run rampant in the community as well. Also, members of the community have reluctantly admitted that the druggings and
rapes are still occurring. None of the victims have received any treatment/assistance regarding what happened to them because the community leaders
(all men) have decided that it isn't necessary and they have many excuses to explain why they feel the women and children need no further help.
It's horrific, sickening, and enraging that these women and children are being continually victimized because the community/church leaders refuse to
acknowledge and prevent the atrocities occurring there. All of the victims believe they have to suffer in this life and just forgive their rapists as
part of going to Heaven...those poor women and children are suffering terribly and don't even know that they don't have to endure these atrocities,
and the women aren't allowed to do anything to truly protect themselves or their children or escape. It's heartbreaking and absolutely maddening...I
just wish I could go take them away from there and save them from suffering any more.
edit on 8/22/2013 by jcutler12888 because: (no reason