But this seems to be my week for reflection on sexual abuse. And today I am angry. I just read about a woman who sexually assaulted an infant. Which goes right into my life experience; the things that happened to me started at about age 9 months. Which is another story. But anyway, this woman was sentenced. To 5 years in prison. For assaulting a BABY.
Somehow this is one of those times the law seems wrong. I think there's a lot of crimes against children that should have a greater sentence for the victim being a child. There were quite a few crimes committed by men in my family, against both me and others. Not a nice family. These were big deal crimes. One of the molesters (who didn't molest me) was arrested and actually got off on a plea bargain with probation. I went to school with one of his victims. That child deserved my relative to have been in prison for more than a few days. Another one of them did something that is too specific to state. We'll just say that there was a major cover-up by a group of people who are entrusted with caring for children. If justice had been done his prison sentence would have been about 2 years. And what he did was, really, really, really wrong.
This is a crazy world. Big news, I know.