Baltimore, MD sounds like it could be on this list too, from how much I've read from geteddie and others from that area.
Or is the sad fact that EVERY area has a dark side that society hasn't wanted to face? With all the focus on the Catholic Church right now, and the controversy of OC Judge Kline, it seems that every day the newspaper is reporting new allegations of abuse.
At least the topic is getting more exposure. Did anyone watch "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" a few weeks ago? I found it, completely by accident (I was flipping channels so that I could play a video game), and got sucked in immmediately.
It was a bizarre ending (I don't want to ruin it), but it presented some really compelling viewpoints (victim that doesn't want to testify/victim's mother, at victim's request, not reporting/old victim that missed the statute of limitations/victim that became a molester himself/victim having an attachment to the abuser). I had a sense of unfairness throughout the episode, because of how far the investigators and prosecuter had to go, just to prove that a serial pedophile did what he did. It shouldn't have to be that hard, even when there are writers intentionally making it a complicated episode.
Anyway, there's some food for thought. Nibble away.
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We're in this together. - Nine Inch Nails