A recent in-depth national media piece addressing the nature and scope of images depicting sexually exploited and abused children references a troubling fiction concerning them that is prevalent across the United States.
"The carnival of obscurity is over."
There's lots of hand wringing and "we're trying our best, but" protestations when it comes to suggestions to better identify and ward off acts of sexual abuse toward children, of course. Tragically, after-the-fact excuses and finger pointing are all too common and sadly coupled with the reality that not enough is routinely done in a timely way to prevent horrific behavior from occurring in the first place.
The Immaculate Conception Church commands a notably long historical presence in Albuquerque. The parish recently had a celebration commemorating 135 years of formal existence as a formal Jesuit community in the area.
We prominently note on our website at Kennedy Kennedy Ives the sadly egalitarian nature of sexual abuse.
Avenues of legal recourse for crime victims are often widely paved and wholly satisfactory as conduits for securing justice against wrongdoers. That is, criminal perpetrators are held fully accountable for their unlawful conduct, with relevant law punishing them in a manner that goes far toward making victims feel both empowered and wholly vindicated.
We submit that no other news story garnering headlines presently is as immediately gripping and tragically sad as what we report below in our Kennedy Kennedy & Ives blog post for this week.
A national news piece reports that a former ice-skating student recently filed a lawsuit alleging repeated acts of sexual abuse inflicted upon him by a coach when he was a minor.