Rapist - is he a victim?

@ellie26 (4128)
Malaysia
October 13, 2007 8:14am CST
Come to think of it, a rapist a sick person. He takes pleasure in raping, torturing and possible murdering the victims. Why does he do this? Is he mentally unstable? I have a gruesome story about a nine year old girl who was kidnapped just around the neighborhood. The parents as well as the police have searched for her and finally after one month of searching, the girl was found dead stuffed in a suitcase. She was naked and was raped. The rapist/murderer is still at large. I wonder why a person do such a thing to a small girl? Do you think that he is a victim of his own mental sickness? We cannot possibly think that a rapist is a normal human being. Definitely he is a sicko!
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
14 Oct 07
Rapists are not victims in any way! They are very sick individuals who take pleasure in the power they hold over their victims. It is unfortunate that so many are hurt or killed to satiate these sick criminals fantasies. this story of the little girl is so frightening. It makes me worry for my own daughters safety. I always implore her to be extra careful and make sure she is always with a group of friends.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 07
Yes, though I dont have a daughter but I am also very worry about my nieces especially now that rapists are targeting little girls.
@jhanna (335)
• Philippines
14 Oct 07
Some say, most rapist have a dark past, they were abused when they were kids that affected their psychological or mental thinking. But somehow such history absolutely will not make rapists a victim. I don't agree. I am so sorry for the family of that kid. I hope the rapist will caught and put behind bars for the rest of his life.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 07
The poor family lost a child, I think putting the rapist behind bars for life is not good enough. He should be wiped out totally.
@diillu (5128)
13 Oct 07
I also think that rapist are mentally sick who needs serious treatment. And the rapist you mentioned is totally sick and he is real danger to the society. He needs real medical attention. And there are some kind of people who aren't sick but rapes girls but doesn't kill them.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 07
Even if they are sick and given medical attention, I think they still have that animal inside them. The authority should give them a very very heavy punishment especially those who rape and kill. Cheers!
@smoke_gun (1243)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 07
rapist never qualify to be a VICTIM!they're not just sicko,they're evil and should be eliminated or executed as soon as possible to prevent from another victim fall to their bloody hands!
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 07
I agree with you. Rapists should be locked away and never give any chance for them to be free again until they die! Cheers.
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
15 Oct 07
If you mean sick in a legal sense, like he's insane doesn't know right from wrong & shouldn't be punished for his actions; then no I don't think he's sick or insane. They know what they are doing is wrong & they do it anyway, that's not insanity. In a less formal & non-legal way, of course there is something wrong with them. Is it a mental illness? Maybe, but if it is it's one that they've chosen to act out rather than seek help for. Maybe it's a genetic throw-back to a time when people were more animal-like and an aggressive male would have a better chance of keeping his DNA in the pool than a passive male. But even if it's some sort of biological hard wiring, it doesn't excuse the action. We're a (mostly) civilized society now, we do try to help people who seek help. If a person has feelings or ideas that are so out of step with what society believes they should seek professional help & take any measure needed to keep themselves from acting on these impulses. If they fail to do so, they should be punished.
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@topei12 (272)
• Philippines
14 Oct 07
They are never a victim- but rather a slave of their lust! We all have that animal instinct, it's how you take control of it or find more productive and pleasant ways to release of it! But raping an innocent person, like a child, helplessly shouting and crying. Yeah you're right they are sick...They deserve to get the lethal injection. They are the persons that am really scared for my 3 year old daughter. Hope God will protect her from them...
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@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
14 Oct 07
rapist in my eyes cant be a victim simple because a victom has no choice a rapist has. A rapist has a problem it does not have to be a serial rapist. even if he did it 1 time he still has a problem not as bad as the serial rapist and killer but a problem non the less and it is serius as much as any rape.
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@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
13 Oct 07
For me, they have mental sickness, just like other criminals. They are not victim but they are sick person for mental doctors.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
13 Oct 07
Agree with you totally. Cheers!