CNN.com just posted a news report about the arrest of the parents of an 8-year-old rape victim. The 8 year old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by four boys in July and now according to Arizona police she has also been abused by her parents.
Her father, 59, and mother, 47, were arrested Friday in Phoenix on seven counts of child abuse. Police said the parents used sticks, wires and their fists to hit their daughter. Witnesses said the parents left their daughter wandering their apartment complex alone at night, begging for food.
In July the girl was allegedly lured to a storage shed, pinned down and gang-raped by four boys, none of them older than 14.
The girl's parents said they felt they had been shamed by their child and blamed her for being victimized.
As a result, the girl was taken from her home and placed in state custody.
This story outrages me. How can this child ever expect to have a normal life after being abused and by so many? Hopefully, one day she'll regain trust in others and find a family or group of friends that will love and protect her.
My wife has said this many times and I agree, anyone convicted of rape should be castrated. It might seem extreme but it will solve the problem.
I don't pray, but I might start now...
An 8 Year Old's Trauma