- The Washington Times - Friday, April 9, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The gang rape of a New Jersey 7-year-old by savages is horrifying even in a society with as much potential for deviance as ours seems to have adopted (“Police: Teen sold stepsister for sex,”American Scene, Web, April 1). Anyone who would do this to a child is, and is likely always to be, a menace to society.

Could we ever presume that such criminals have been rehabilitated and should be returned to the streets? What does one say about the 15-year-old stepsister of the victim, who facilitated her little stepsister’s induction into child prostitution and thereby scarred her for life?

And where were the parents of these children? This chilling incident evidences not only the commission of a horrific crime but the breakdown of the family, people bringing children into the world with no capability or desire to perform their primary parental duty: to protect their innocent offspring from harm.

OREN M. SPIEGLER

Upper Saint Clair, Pa.

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