I am struck on this issue.
I read the entire thread too....
Let me make a few points:
Sexual abuse and pedophilia is not curable
IMO, murder is equal to sexual abuse, one is physical and the other is emotional.
The problem in Canada is we don't put them in for life.
I mean I would be satisfied if a sexual abuse got life with NO PAROLE.
But how bloody often does this happen in Canada?
sexual abuse needs to be brought to the same level as murder.
I would rather have life in prison with no parole then death sentence..
But we can't say 30 years, because the repeat on these people is VERY VERY HIGH!
But death penalty is not happening in Canada and it probably never will now.
But I do believe in the death penalty for narotic murders: eg. Scott Peterson or sexual offenders
In my opinion is eliminates any risk of repeat offenses and prevents further harm to children.
And, please self, please do not take this too offense.
Your son when he was molested by his father... you do realize child molesters manipulate and seduce
their victims... what an awful thing that happened to your son, but his father probably made it seem ok to him.
This is what you hear on Oprah all the time, victims feel guilty because their victims seduce and manipulate them.
Your son probably doesn't want anything to happen to his father because at that very very young age he was seduced and molested.
I am not insulting your mothering or your child, but seduction and manipulation comes into play with the victims of sexual abuse, and their sense has been warped by the seduction.
Take everything I said and throw it out the window if your son is now 18 + and has made this decision... but assuming he still a child I can't really take it seriously...