Serves him right!

United States
January 13, 2008 8:35am CST
I'm probably going to tick someone off but I seen this on the news this morning and had to share.... A man sodomized his step-son with a metal tool after the stepson was released from jail for sodomizing his 8 year old step-sister. The boy is 18. Here is the link to the story: http://www6.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2008/01/13/Stepson.Assault/ I think this is the punishment that these sick individuals NEED! I know that I would be in prison if someone ever touches my kids that way! Because I would try my hardest to kill them! Anyways, I don't think the dad should be held accountable for his actions. I think he did the right thing. It serves that boy right for doing what he did to that poor little girl. She will never ever ever get over what he has done to her and I don't think that he will ever recieve a severe enough punishment for what he's done. I think the dad in this situation is off to a good start but I hope it's done over and over to him in jail. (not the father, but the step-son)! An eye for an eye is how I feel when it comes to touching or hurting a child. What do you think?
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
13 Jan 08
My first question is where did the 18 year old son learn this type of behavior and that it was allright to do it to his sister. Then I'd have to figure out what type of adult would beat another person with a ballbat and then abuse them that way as a punishment. That makes the father just as twisted as the kid. I can understand the father being furious at what the kid did and wanting to beat the snot out of him but to sodomize him seems to make him just as sick as the kid. It also isn't going to help the little girl get over anything and is actually going to probably going to make her feel worse b/c as most abuse victims do, she will blame herself not only for her brother going to jail but now her dad. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
13 Jan 08
"makes the father just as twisted as the kid." Absolutely! He's just officially become just as sick n twisted as the stepson without a doubt! and excellent point on the step daughter too..now she has THAT on her plate to deal with on top of everything else!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Stephanie5 - I don't think you'd do a child any good if you were in jail. There are two things to think about here - getting vengance or helping your child heal? Which is more important to you? I'd opt for helping my child heal. Anger and rage are short-lived emotions for most of us. Shame (what the child is feeling) lasts a lot longer.
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I agree with your Reinydawn!!
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
13 Jan 08
"She will never ever ever get over what he has done to her" No she'll never "get over it" (a term I DESPISE) but that doesnt mean she's damaged forever either..She CAN heal from it... Do I think the father was right? NO! not at all...Now the step son will have even MORE rage he'll need to act out on which means most likely MORE VICTIMS..I think the step father was a FOOL to pull a stunt like that..
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Jan 08
The 8 year old child now has no Father to be there for her. How sad. She needed a Father much more than that boy needed to be sodomized and taught a "lesson". The Father will not get off with just a "slap on the wrist". He had a lot of time to plan what he was going to do so it was not a crime of passion it was a well planned crime. You also need to break out you bible and reread or read for the first time the part to the Books of Moses where you are quoting an eye for an eye. That does not mean that if someone blinds someone they get to blind that person. It means they have to pay a set monetary price for the sight of that eye. Kind of like your insurance policy of today. So the stepfather did not have the right to sodomize his stepson.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
14 Jan 08
You hit on one of the same points that has concerned me. How can the father protect his daughter now that's he's got to pay for his crime? Yes, the father may feel the daughter has been avenged, but she needs her father to help her heal through this and now he wont be there.
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Yes Reiny, I just read your post and wrote an agreement with you. Seems we often agree on things. The 18 year old needs Psych help and the little one needs counseling and comfort not to be exposed to more hatred. No one knows what caused the horror in the first place. Maybe it will come out when the stepfather goes to jail. Who kows maybe he is the cause of the whole mess?
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
16 Jan 08
Ya know, I was thinking this morning that we really don't know what happenned. I mean, for all we know, the father was abusing the daughter, she confided in her step-brother, who was comforting her. Meanwhile, the father blames the step-son and frames him for it. Then he beats him to keep him quiet. Now, I know that's bizarre, but we really don't know what happenned...
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• United States
16 Jan 08
It's disgusting and sickening what the stepson did, but that does NOT mean the father was in the right. Two wrongs do NOT make a RIGHT. The father should not have taken the stepsons call and left him alone. When he found a way back to the house, the father should have turned him away or called police and told them he wanted a restraining order and that he was not welcome in his home for what he did. The father just sunk to the stepson's level. It was done in a fit of rage and he should be in jail, just like the stepson. The child that was hurt needs a father, not a father in jail. Whose going to come to her aid and make her feel safe now?
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 08
Hi Stephanie good to see you again as I am a Victim of such a thing and I suffered it for 2 years again a Family Member I was 5 Yes I totally agree with you They can rot in hell as far as I am concerned sorry but that is how I feel
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
13 Jan 08
That is something else. The law sucks these days. I know the boy deserved to be punished but that is unreal, plus it is unreal that the law even let the guy out after what he did to the step-sister. I hope they do not punish the man for what he did to that boy, like jail time. Who knows though because the law is so messed up.
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• United States
14 Jan 08
I would have done a lot worse. Especially after his own mother bailed the kid out of jail for assaulting another child of hers. That's just sick. I'd probably forget the older child existed after he hurt my younger child. The father is justified. The mother is a whack job for bailing out that predator out of jail. Who knows who he'd target next?
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@rx4life (1932)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I am disturbed and disgusted by what the 18 year old did to his step sister...he should have stayed in jail..My first instincts as a parent would be to want him to feel her pain...but I can't agree that this is the best way to have handled it..it seems to me that now the boy/man has even more anger and that anger and bad behavior will eventually be taken out on someone else. It is such a hot button issue..I hated my perpetrator for most of my life ..but found my freedom in how I now react to what was then done to me....I am not "ruined" for life...I am changed..but many wonderful things have happened since those horrible things were done...I believe the little girl needs lots of help to learn to chose her path in life...and the 18 year old needs punishment and help to stop the cycle of abuse. I fear the father has moved this in the wrong direction and even more people could be wronged now. Again...I am also a survivor of this behavior and the hate one feels can damage your life forever...releasing the hate and re-channeling it is best for me...my life instantly got better when I learned this lesson....One of my abusers was never formally punished but has lived a life of pain and suffering ever since....His own hell..he was abused as a child and used his learned behavior to abuse...Where does it stop?
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Well, I've read (and replied to some of) the other responses and the article. One thing that hit me right off is the "alleged" part of the step-sons crime. And that he has not even had his trial yet. I am sure that if the step-father in fact did catch his step-son in the act of molesting his daughter, he would have beat him to a pulp right then and there. And I think that would have been a bit more justifited - not right, but more justified. Yes, I'm sure that when he LATER found out the extent of the assault on his daughter it may have put him over the edge. Then having his wife post bail and the boy thinking he could come back home would have been a lot to deal with. I wonder what would have heppened if the justice system had had a chance to work? I think the boy would have been punished - from what I've heard, child molestors are treated pretty badly in jail. Now, the boys attorneys will be able to say "See, he's already been punished, why put him in jail to double punish him?" And, the step-father will probably do some jail time for what he did, leaving his daughter unprotected. Anger and rage are very dangerous emotions. Crimes of Passion cause us a terrible amount of heartache in ways we'd never thought of (until it's too late). I feel for the entire family, this is not going to be easy on any of them.
• United States
14 Jan 08
I don't blame you for feeling that way.I wouldn't have let that boy back in my house or my life again.
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
14 Jan 08
i know the law should take care of the step son and the father should not have done what he did.but i am thinking what would i do in this situation. i would probably go crazy with anger and lash out at whoever hurt my child.so i think good on you dad for giving him what he dished out to that poor little girl. i agree an eye for an eye.cheers sue
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I am not sure if the dad is right really but then again...I don't blame him one bit. I think I'd go to extremes if someone hurt my little girl in such a way also. I can certainly understand his rage...I feel it.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I can not say what the step father did was right but if that was my daughter, I would be irrational and I am not sure what i would do. I can't say that I can condemn the man for what he did.
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• United States
13 Jan 08
Wow... If I was that father I would of done the same thing...I do agree with an eye for an eye. I am sorry but the jail system is nothing. Most prisoners live a better life on the inside than the outside. There really isn't justice when this happens to you.
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@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
13 Jan 08
i think the father still doesn't have the right to put the lawinto his hands no matter what the step son had done to his step daughter... if he is not happy with the punishment that the step son received, then he can go to the supreme court and escalate the matter... by taking the law into his own hands, he is making the matter worst and it won't do any good for the step son and the step daughter at all...
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@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
13 Jan 08
Yep, it serves him right. This what some of these people need is to have the same crime done to them so they know how it feels. Maybe now he's think twice before doing something like this again.
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