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Crimes Against Children

Crimes Against Children

Introduction
It is nearly the most unthinkable crimes of all crimes, yet year after year children in the thousands become victims of crime – from kidnapping, violent attacks, to sexual abuse, and even murder. The statistics are staggering, and every year the crimes against children continue to occur. As we continue to search for the answer as to why predators commit these hideous crimes, we may never truly find the answer or even understand the way a child predators mind think.
One reason the child predator continues to harm our children may be that the punishment imposed for such crimes is not harsh enough to stop a predator or would be predators. So many times the very same legal system designed to protect our children seems to protect the predator instead. To me this is a slap in the face to the child who is the victim. When asked about an unjust in today’s world I would have to say with hands down that the legal system is unfair to the child victims of crime.
Sexual Abuse
The types of crime against children vary in forms of degree. The crimes range from murder or manslaughter or a child, forcible rape, statutory rape, lewd acts, forcible sodomy, threatening, attacking, or beating children.
Child sexual abuse is defined as when which a child is abused for the sexual gratification of an adult or older adolescent. Sexual abuse occurs when an adult exposes their genitals to a child, or when an adult asks or pressures a child to perform sexual activities, displays pornography to a child, or the taking of pornographic photos of a child. (www.wikipodia.org) It could begin with just a simple gesture or a touch of a hand.
Sexual abuse is the most widely committed crimes against children. It happens every day across the world. Children are vulnerable and trusting which makes this crime easy for predators to commit. There seems to be a problem with putting a stop to this. One reason may be that the legal system seems to protect the predator more...

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