It is not possible to understand why some people would want to harm children in any way. But sad to say it happens over and over again. In today’s day and age, parents need to be very careful most especially with the persons their kids associate with. Take note, we’re talking about adults here not about persons their own age.
In Pennsylvania, Sebastian Wardingo, 19, was accused of raping a six-year-old boy. The father of the boy walked into the room and he knew something was not right. The boy’s father saw Wardingo pulling up the pants of his son. The boy was laying on his bed with his pants down.
Officers, on the other hand, were called to a house in the city in which two men were apparently fighting. As soon as the police arrived at the area, the victim’s father and Wardingo were fighting. Wardingo, however, didn’t admit that he had contact with the boy. Even though he denied it, the suspect was charged with child rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and among others. What’s more, he is detained in Luzerne County.
With this incident, a lot of people out there were confounded. According to the MommyPage, some people left different comments when they read this story on the Facebook page of Crime Watch Daily.
On the other hand, some people said that they should have shot the rapist instead of calling the police officers. In our opinion committing a crime is against the law and bad enough. But we don’t have the right to kill the people, let the justice be served. Let Sebastian rot in the jail. Yes, crimes are real and they happen every day.
Nevertheless, while the 19-year-old man is the real culprit, in this incident, there’s a possibility that he was raped or molested as a young boy too. Always remember, the cycle of cruelty continues.
What to do if your child has been raped or molested?
Below are some useful tips that you may want to consider if your child has been raped or molested.
1. Respect the right of your child to confidentiality and privacy
Talking about your child’s experience to people other than the authorities will actually make him/her feel exposed.
2. Be sensitive about the changes in the behavior of your child
After abuse, some victims act out as one way of dealing with their negative emotions. Thus react compassionately, but make sure that you stick with your rules and boundaries. This will help your child to feel safe. Additionally, let them know that their home has not been compromised.
3. Keep your child informed
When they go to the police and for examination make sure to explain to them what is happening. By doing so, you will be able to make them feel that they are taking part in the whole process.
Apart from these tips make sure to give your full support and get rid of guilt.
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