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Thank for taking my call earlier (Jim). I did want to clarify here what I said about the psychology of the children, because I didn't mean victims rights. What I meant was, how do we overcome those massive obstacles that prevent kids from bringing the issue to their parents or peers? The taboo of homosexuality in the Scouts (again, not trying to stir up that debate but it is undoubtedly a factor peer-to-peer) only fuels this fear and makes it even less probable that the victims will come forward. Toss the confusion of puberty into the mix and you have a recipe for repressed silence.
And yes, I agree completely with Patrick, the molestors do see this as a romantic tender love. I experienced that firsthand and I can tell you that it was indeed an eerie seduction. And I strongly believe he expereinced a sense of "lover's betraryl" when he was finally uncovered by one of his victims.
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