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by Karne Smith
(Gary Indiana, USA)
My question is, can a child molester be around children?
YES! Scary as it is, pedophiles can absolutely be around kids.
What if they are convicted? Can a guilty pedophile be around kids? Again the answer is yes, but by most laws they are supposed to be supervised.
Do they always follow the law? Of course not.
Now if a convicted pedophile happens to be the child’s dad or brother, there is a conundrum. Can Dad ever have one-on-one time with his child? What about older brother? Can he have time to spend with the younger kids unsupervised? Can mom ever leave her child at home alone with the chance that Dad or Brother could come home?
They shouldn’t. Not if they were convicted of child molestation.
And please understand that convicted pedophiles tend to be sneakier than non-convicted pedophiles simply because getting caught hindered their addiction. And addictions are hard to fight. They will do their best to be around children to fulfill their obsession without getting caught again.
Incestual molestation - the kind that happens within a family - is the most common kind of child molestation.
Why? Simple really. The pedophile’s absolute easiest targets are right in their own family. Uncles go to the family gatherings and find a way to be alone with a niece or nephew. Cousins do it to younger cousins on family trips. Dads wake up in the night and silently slip into their own child's bedroom, and big brother follows suit.
And if they are convicted, then the next time that they molest (and chances are they will) they will make greater efforts to keep their victims quiet - which shouldn't be too hard since they know their victims' fears and joys intimately.
I am using the male figure as the example because child molesters are more frequently men than women. But aunts, moms and sisters (the female pedophiles) can be just as evil - just as guilty, just as sadistic, and just as much a predator as a male pedophile.
So, the short answer to your question is YES. A molester can definitely be around children. Most of them try to keep it that way.
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