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#84972 - 01/19/07 02:47 PM Re: Not one but TWO missing boys FOUND!!
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what the hell is wrong with his caring loving parents? i think there is more to this than we know ,the parents are letting the abuse continue ,that kid should be in therapy not on oprah. its getting eaiser to see why he didnt try to get back to them .

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#84973 - 01/19/07 02:55 PM Re: Not one but TWO missing boys FOUND!!
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Adam,

My gut tells me that I have to disagree with you, but time will tell. At the moment, I think they are just two ordinary people who were and are caught up in an extraordinary situation that they don't know how to handle and are, unfortunately, handling it badly for Shawn. They may have thought that because of Oprah's history it was a "safe" interview - I don't know. I just cant wait for the day that it fades into just another news story in the public's eye so that these boys are out of the spotlight.

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#84974 - 01/19/07 02:56 PM Re: Not one but TWO missing boys FOUND!!
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well do you think there is money involved? the interviews are paid right?

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#84975 - 01/19/07 03:00 PM Re: Not one but TWO missing boys FOUND!!
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People will do anything for money, but what about the poor kid!
Giving interviews will corrupt any evidence given in Court.
If I was his parent, he would never have gone in front of cameras, he will never be a kid again, the least they could have given him is anonymity.
Let him get something of his childhood back, not parade him like a circus act,

ste

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#84976 - 01/19/07 03:12 PM Re: Not one but TWO missing boys FOUND!!
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I do Adam and that's another dynamic. Shawn's parents lost everything, including their home, and went very heavily into debt in their efforts to find him. The thought of getting back on their feet so that they could actually pay for his therapy in the future was no doubt a consideration.

I know I'm defending them, but please don't think I agree with their decisions. I believe the decision to grant further interviews and to have Shawn involved are bad ones, probably being made with bad advice and alot of pressure. This is a family in crisis with hands pulling them in more directions than they can look at any one time.

They should disconnect the phone, stop the mail and only see the police and therapists. But they're not asking me what to do. They're totally out of their element with people around who are very savvy at convincing people to do things they wouldn't otherwise do with arguments that are not easily faught if you don't know any better.

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#84977 - 01/19/07 10:05 PM Re: Not one but TWO missing boys FOUND!!
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Trish, I would lose everything just to get him back, but I would never use him to make money.
If they did that to me as a kid, I would never be able to recover.
Yeah, there is a load to be told in this unfolding story, but to do that to a kid will totally isolate him from his peers.
I ran the gauntlet when I was a kid, on perceived neighborly knowledge.
Its unthinkable to put the kid as a show personality.
No doubt he will never work, turn to drugs etc.
Life is worth more than money Trish, a lot more!

ste

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#84978 - 01/19/07 10:31 PM Re: Not one but TWO missing boys FOUND!!
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Money means nothing, unless you don't have it, then it's a problem. Again, I don't agree with their decisions, but I'm willing to cut them some slack because they've been through hell too.

This kid will have problems, of that I'm sure, but I'm not so sure about your statement that, "No doubt he will never work, turn to drugs etc." I hope things turn quickly and he gets the help he needs. He's still a young boy.

Trish

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#84979 - 01/19/07 10:42 PM Re: Not one but TWO missing boys FOUND!!
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Trish, kids dont have to ever go through that in my country.
They have totally trashed his life, he will never recover from the media.
Believe me, he will always be the butt of all jokes and hide away from life.
I did it without publicity, believe me its horrendous for him,

ste

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#84980 - 01/19/07 10:48 PM Re: Not one but TWO missing boys FOUND!!
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I do believe you Ste.

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#84981 - 01/19/07 11:12 PM Re: Not one but TWO missing boys FOUND!!
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Trish, I did a whole load of thinking on this iessue, from how he went missing to when he was found.
It glares out that he was already primed for abuse from another.
Any normal child would bolt back home to their loving family.
Somehow he became under the spell of this man, probably telling him lies.
There is a whole load more to this story than meets the eye.
Even though he is 15yo he is a lot more immature than a kid his age.
We may even be looking at kids he killed when they got too old, or were about to tell, and this is what really frightens me.
They dont have any respect for life, no matter what they pretend to be, boy lovers etc.
I am not saying this is the case, but to cage a kid and snatch a younger one, is pretty dubious.

If he was my son, or I was his guardian, no way he would be on TV., I would rather starve than put a kid through a publicity stunt and lose his dignity,

ste

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