The PaedoFile: Are paedophilephiles simply daft, or is there something else going on?
- Category: Paedophiles in the system
- Created: Tuesday, 09 April 2013 20:02
- Written by John Ward - The Slog
In today’s Daily Telegraph, there is a report (which I have checked out fully) about how Helen Reece, a reader in law at the London School of Economics, called on Theresa May, the Home Secretary, to relax rules automatically banning sex offenders from caring for children. The usual bollocks is applied, viz: such a ban “could breach their human rights”.
In an article in the somehow ‘respected’ Child and Family Law Quarterly, Miss Reece suggested that reoffending rates were not high among sex criminals, adding: “despite growing public concern over paedophilia, the numbers of child sex murders are very low.”
Ah, right: children abused, not many dead. OK, that is unpleasantly insouciant….but the ‘low reoffending rates’ assertion is simply a lie. Why tell a lie?
Last November, Jon Brown of the NSPCC said: “Reoffending rates for sex offenders have risen in recent years, but until now we did not know how many of these involved the sexual abuse of children. From now on, we want a separate tab kept on the number of child sex offenders in this country and how many go on to abuse again …. Any offender with a history of child sex abuse should be considered a risk to children’s safety for the rest of their lives. This is why it is so important they are closely tracked and monitored by the police once they are back in the community.”
Miss Reece, by contrast, suggests that the law should be reviewed to introduce an assumption that child abusers pose no threat once they’ve served their sentence. Unbelievable: every last iota of field evidence suggests the diametric opposite. But Reece concludes, “There is no reason why all sex offenders should not be considered as potentially suitable to adopt or foster children, or work with them.”
This simply isn’t true. In 2007, child sex-abuse researcher Adrian Powell wrote as follows in his book Paedophiles, child abuse and the Internet:
‘The rate of reoffending is of major concern, as it is estimated that a paedophile offender is 90% likely to reoffend…once a paedophile chooses to offend against a victim, the desire becomes compulsive.’