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Re: Swiss care worker 'sexually abused 114 people'

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So tough luck for all of those before 2008? I think that this protected some influential people, such as priests and the Catholic faith. wasn't there the case of some priest that 'got off' because of this?
I'm sure a lot of priests in Switzerland and abroad have gotten away with many things but retroactive laws are not possible under european law (or US law for that matter). Prior to 2008 the statue of limitation was reached when the victim turned 25.


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In any case the world moves on but in this respect Switzerland is a little slow to come into line with other 'developed' countries.
Well okay next time the US should ask another more advanced developed country to arrest Polanski, like France or the UK maybe. Thanks.

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Can of worms. Time to open.

Some would argue that these people are born/hard wired to abuse. They have very little control over the desires. If they are born like that, how can they be 'guilty'. What next, Homosexuals, dwarves ?

Would castrating homosexuals be allowed ? I am not comparing the two at all. Neither am I homophobic, but society did look upon all non heterosexuals once upon a time as sinners. How do we look upon the abusers ? As victims of their own chemical make up and brain function ? Do we help them , accept them or cut them surgically, and/or force drugs into their bodies ?

I guess, in our own barbaric sense of justice , we look towards retribution and punishment. That may make people feel better but it solves nothing. Perhaps one day , there will be a test at birth for these kind of behavioural issues, which may lead hopefully to a non destructive solution.

In the mean time, torture, ignorance and punishment does not help the victim or the offender, so we must logically admit defeat and work on other solutions.
wow...
How the hell did homosexuals and dwarfs has something to do with this? Please stay on topic...

Pedophilia is a social issues, it is not a due to a "evil" gene...
And pedophilia (as well as rape) has nothing to do with sexual desires, it's all about control.

A person is guilty when committing an act (physical or psychological) against somebody who :

A. does not agree
B. is below a certain age, which means can not understand the context of the action

so prevention, control and alertness are key words

and NO the society will NOT accept pedophilia! - never ever...
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I wasn't comparing the acts that certain groups involve themselves in. Merely societies view and treatment of those not fully fitting into the belief of what is normal and acceptable and what is not. We/Society are moving towards tolerance and understanding, perhaps one day this will include all the people we now call 'evil'.
So you mean that society will see rape and pedophilia as acceptable...please..

Both are acts committed against someones will...can't you see the difference?
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