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    Joseph Roman, 38, is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault stemming from repeated attacks on three girls who were 6 to 8 years old at the time, according to prosecutors. Roman was a friend of the girls' families at the time of the attacks between 2015 and January of this year.
    During a hearing Wednesday, prosecutors said Roman admitted to some of the attacks and told Chicago police "he is a 9-year-old trapped in an adult's body." He was ordered held without bail.
    Accused of assaulting 3 young girls, man says he's boy trapped in adult's body - Chicago Tribune

    Perhaps another contribution to The Spiritual Crisis in America

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    First thought: Well, he can spend the rest of his life in prison to grow-up into a fine young man.

    Second thought: Even though I understand the severity of mental health is not one to be glossed over, I call complete and utter bullshit on this particular instance. Based on the article, it sounds like he manipulates his relationship as a perceived family friend to not only gain access enough to be within proximity (them feeling comfortable enough to stay with him temporarily) for the assaults to occur in the first place, but in the case of the 8-year old, to be entrusted to watch over the girl while her mother worked at night. There's to much assumed manipulation at play here, along with the predatory element in which things were carried out, for me to believe he thought himself to have a mental age, or capacity to reason and perceive, of a 9 years old -- Sounds like a typical pedophile, honestly.
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    More demons:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    More demons:

    Accused Priests Who Worked in the Archdiocese of Chicago

    Accused priests, Chicago IL archdiocese

    The spiritual crisis in America.
    oh snap.

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    Remember when people gave Sinead O'Connor shit for calling out the Pope and Co. for their complicity in covering up sex abuse by priests?

    It's a shame how SNL basically sided with her critics over that whole affair, and I don't think her career ever fully recovered from the damage.



    I even remember commentators making fun of her for it on some stupid VH1 show, years later.

    Maybe we do live in a rape culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
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    The spiritual crisis in America.
    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asynartetic View Post
    Remember when people gave Sinead O'Connor shit for calling out the Pope and Co. for their complicity in covering up sex abuse by priests?
    I even remember commentators making fun of her for it on some stupid VH1 show, years later.
    I don't think they were mocking the issue, I think they were mocking the way she responded to the issue.




    "Wow, I'm an activist! I spent a whole 28 seconds 'fighting evil'. Then I ripped up a photo. Aren't I great?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    I don't think they were mocking the issue, I think they were mocking the way she responded to the issue.




    "Wow, I'm an activist! I spent a whole 28 seconds 'fighting evil'. Then I ripped up a photo. Aren't I great?"
    That would be very shortsighted and downright untrue though. She has been a lifelong activist about this issue for a reason. She herself suffered abuse as a child and she spent some time in one of those infamouse homes of the Magdalene sisters. The connection between child abuse and the Catholic church is a major theme in her life. That's far from attention grabbing for the sake of attention.

    And she was severely crizicized for the SNL thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    That would be very shortsighted and downright untrue though. She has been a lifelong activist about this issue for a reason. She herself suffered abuse as a child and she spent some time in one of those infamouse homes of the Magdalene sisters. The connection between child abuse and the Catholic church is a major theme in her life. That's far from attention grabbing for the sake of attention.

    And she was severely crizicized for the SNL thing.
    The video was 28 seconds. And I'll remember to get on a stage and shout "fight the real enemy" the next time I want to achieve a goal. I'm sure the problem will go away as soon as I do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    The video was 28 seconds. And I'll remember to get on a stage and shout "fight the real enemy" the next time I want to achieve a goal. I'm sure the problem will go away as soon as I do it.
    So either book a halfhour of broadcasting time or leave it be? If it drew attention to the issue at hand I'd say mission accomplished. Posters and memes basically do the same thing and are not supposed to replace books or long tv debates.
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