To say I was speechless upon first reading this article is an understatement. I have oscillated between pure rage, pure sorrow and depressed resignation since I first read it, over a week ago. My head realizes what has happened, but my heart simply cannot process this.
Yes, the step-sister bares a magnificent portion of the blame here. She was fifteen-years-old. Not a legal adult by law to make the decision to prostitute herself on her own, but obviously old enough to know what she was doing. The social and moral wrongs of her own acts are not debatable; she was wrong. What she did/allowed to be done to her little step-sister is so beyond wrong there really is not an adjective to aptly put this in any perspective. However, as much as I put the share of blame on her for what happened, she was not the only person at that party. No matter which way I turn this I keep coming back to one question infallible question to the men involved in this:
How Could You?
The statutory rape of the fifteen-year-old girl was disgusting enough. Granted she was officially prostituting herself, but you – however much/little you paid for her services, you were raping her. However old you are above or below the age of consent, how could you have even thought about wanting to, let alone actually do the brutal act of, inserting your penis into the vagina of a seven-year-old child? Where in the depravity called your mind (because you obviously have no soul) did you take a look at this child and thought to yourself that this was something good? You deserve to spend the rest of your life as a eunuch.
According to the reports, there were at least a dozen people at this party. My God, what form of hell had this seven-year-old doled-out in a past life that she should be so punished in this one? To be led, by her own step-sister, to an abandoned apartment full of misogynistic, depraved individuals, to be gang raped? What kind of culture is it where not even one person in that room thought it was wrong and left to call the police? Not one person ONE FUCKING PERSON in that room simply said “No.”. Whether they took part in it, or turned a blind eye to the event, they are all perpetrators in this crime and all culpable.
The ONLY good news in this will be the penal system. Even a prison system has its bottom of the social barrel, and that is those who mess with children. We won’t hear about it, and if even one iota of prison stories are true, we won’t want to hear about it. We never know how it gets out, but information about child molesters/rapists always gets out in the penal system and when it does…
…Let’s just say justice, for this seven-year-old child, will be served.