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Old 10-13-2012, 03:37 PM
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Should we believe children complaining of being molested by international stars?

The UK has been rocked by allegations that one of its most prominent personalities, fund raiser and knight of the realm, Sir Jimmy Saville dec'd, was a serial sex predator on children and vulnerable adults.

Many of the victims now claim that they were too frightened of not being believed to have spoken of this while the man with the massive personality was still alive. Some have been silent for over 40 years.

Are they now just making this up for the money?


But can we always believe children?

Do they make things up to hurt adults who have upset them but not abused them?

But if we don't believe them and they tell the truth, but if they are telling lies what does that do to the person they speak against?
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:04 AM
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there is always some kind of truth within any accusation
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:24 AM
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We can not afford to investigate the children's claims....
And we should be certain that they get professional help....
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:46 PM
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Doesn't the US have mandatory reporting? Surely that mens that the claims have to be investigated.
But I am surprised at that reply. The essence of what is now happening in the UK is that Saville is being demonstrated to be a seriel sex offender ove r 40 years and over 200 children have been damaged by his actions.

there were suspicions, even reports to the police, but no one believed the children or even the children reporting what happened as adults. The upshot is that many children have been damaged bec ause no one did investigate or take seriously the claims of those children.

If we want child sex abuse to continue then ignore what the children say.

Trouble is believing them all the time, which is what is now being demanded means that many adults will suffer because of spurious abuse claims by a few vindictive children.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:16 AM
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Well apparently according to the mainsteam media tabloids it's more than just Saville - various cover-ups, various other folk who were involved, it's certainly a huge scandal however I fail see see how it never came to light until after he died, and then suddenly as if by magic it's all uncovered very easily.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:22 AM
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I agree with Dan here. All those children were molested and not a single one came forward until he passed away?

I am not saying that he never did it as I can't prove it one way or another but it wouldn't surprise me if there were a lot of parents seeking a claim and jumping on the bandwagon here.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:51 AM
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I think that like any crime, accusations need to be investigated.

We must protect children. I read once that children recover after abuse based on response after they report. Are the police called? Is the offender prosecuted? If action is taken, victims have better success moving on with their lives.

As a note, people who levy false child abuse charges should face stern penalties to discourage punitive allegations against anyone - celebrities or an ex-spouse, either one.
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