10 thoughts on “A Sexual Abuse Victim Fights Back

  1. Erin is one of the more sensible people out there. Education is the key,
    not fear mongering, spreading lies by the media, etc, that is only good for
    them to get ratings, politicians to get votes to look like they are
    actually doing something, and to help organizations get money. We support
    Erin’s law, as long as it’s about educating kids and parents about sexual
    abuse. The online shaming hit-list and residency laws do nothing to prevent
    / deter crime or protect anybody, period!

  2. *Our comment left on the video:*

    “Erin is one of the more sensible people out there. Education is the key,
    not fear mongering, spreading lies by the media, etc, that is only good for
    them to get ratings, politicians to get votes to look like they are
    actually doing something, and to help organizations get money.

    We support Erin’s law, as long as it’s about educating kids and parents
    about sexual abuse.

    The online shaming hit-list and residency laws do nothing to prevent /
    deter crime or protect anybody, period!”

    #SexOffenderIssues #SexOffender #ErinsLaw 

  3. Erin – would you have told when the offense occurred if Mandatory
    Confidential Treatment was an option versus punishment (prison) for the
    person you trusted? Education is key but we must provide resources for
    treatment to prevent this from happening to other children.

  4. I can’t believe that anyone would be shocked by the stats on sexual abuse.
    Sexual abuse is an absolute epidemic in our society! I was sexually abused
    by my father as a child.. Erin is lucky that she has her parents behind
    her. When I disclosed the sexual abuse as an adult I was not believed. My
    dad denied the abuse and most family believed him. I’ve been estranged from
    many family member due to this. My situation is not uncommon. Let’s also
    remember that 1 in 6 boys are also sexually abused.

  5. I’m not sure what your point is with this comment? I agree with you that
    education is key. It will prevent other children from being sexually
    abused. Yes, offenders need treatment which they should receive in prison.
    Currently, I don’t believe their is adequate treatment for offenders.
    Telling someone about the abuse is an important step for the victim. It
    helps with the shame and secrecy that sexual abuse victims exprience. Often
    abusers will say to a child..

  6. “You don’t want me to go to jail do you?” The abuser knows the child cares
    about them and uses the child’s feelings to keep the abuse going. Are you
    suggesting that those who sexually abuse don’t need punishment just
    treatment? There is no excuse for sexually abusing a child. Punishment is
    supposed to be a detterrent. The problem is currently is that even when
    these abusers go to court and are convicted (which isn’t often) they get a
    slap on the wrist.

  7. Georgina both my perps never got any treatment and are on the streets. So
    no they were no punished but this isn’t about them this is about protecting
    kids now from abuse. We must provide a VOICE for children to prevent this
    from happening.

  8. I see a problem for when kids grow up. I know you and some others want to
    teach the youngest of school aged kids “the area under your swim suit; no
    one ever touches you there” when kids grow and hear from there parents
    about dating their going to remember what they’re told when they’re taught
    under your law. I especially see this for kids who may have high
    functioning autism who may hear this and may be totally confused when they
    are a young adult.

  9. i am 45 male my fosterfarther is on facebook i was 6 i live a live in
    prison knowing he is happy and i am not

  10. Hey Katie, Why don’t you highlight the sexual abuse coverups that happen in
    your own religion which I grew up in as well. In Southglenn 2nd Ward there
    were at least 30 people who asked their bishops for help because the abuse
    was typically done by priesthood holders who are fathers of the victims and
    they were silenced. I was silenced and my father is still an active “temple
    worthy” member along with my mother. Make the LDS Church change and
    actually serve its congregates.

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