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Reply #82: Excellent point. People who do that would be just as likely to treat these same children as adults [View All]

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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 11:52 AM
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82. Excellent point. People who do that would be just as likely to treat these same children as adults
were they to commit a crime they deem heinous enough.

There are also the logistics to consider. Since most children who are sexually abused are abused by members of their family or someone they know, we would be asking those children to testify in a trial that would result in the death of a family member or someone they know. That's an awful lot to put on a kid when time and energy would better be spent helping the child recover and move on.
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