13-year-old says ‘gay porn’ led to repeated rape of 4-year-old

Date: 2012-08-10
Source: LifeSite News

13-year-old says ‘gay porn’ led to repeated rape of 4-year-old
LSN ^ | 8.10.2012 | Patrick B. Craine
Posted on Fri Aug 10 2012 13:15:50 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by Morgana

CALGARY, Alberta, August 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 13-year-old boy is awaiting sentencing in Calgary after pleading guilty to raping a four-year-old boy in his foster home. The teen, identified as T, told police after his arrest on Jan. 3rd that the idea for the assaults, which occurred over the course of a year, came from watching “gay porn” on his foster parents’ home computer.

T’s assaults were discovered when he was caught in the midst of an attack by a neighbor who could see in the bedroom window from his office next door. The neighbour called 911, and when police arrived fifteen minutes later he pointed them to the window where the assault was still in progress.

The neighbor said the light in the bedroom went out as soon as the police knocked on the front door. T answered and admitted to the assault.

Judge Lynn Cook-Stanhope of Alberta’s Youth Court found T guilty in March. She was supposed to have heard sentencing arguments on July 23rd, but delayed over concerns stemming from a psychiatric report that indicated T may not have been mentally fit to stand trial. She has sent him for another assessment.

T was released on bail in January and has been living in a group home under house arrest. He has been forbidden to be in contact with anyone under the age of 16.

The foster parents were also caring for a six-year-old and two-year-old, and all four have been removed from the home. T had been with them for ten years.

A spokeswoman for Alberta’s Children and Youth Services, which administers the foster program, refused to comment to LifeSiteNews on what other action if any has been taken against the foster parents, citing privacy provisions.

Patrick A. Trueman, the former chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, told LifeSiteNews that the growth in internet use has been accompanied by an increasing number of cases involving child-on-child sex abuse.

“Children who view porn often act out and they do so on vulnerable children,” explained Trueman, who serves as president of Morality in Media. Law enforcement officials, he said, “almost uniformly associate a link between pornography and sex abuse in child-on-child sexual abuse.”

“I blame those in authority for not enforcing or not passing strict laws to curb the availability of pornography to children and adults,” he said.

“Most children who get pornography get it in their own home, from a parent’s collection or from an unblocked computer,” he continued. “Also, the widespread availability of pornography teaches children that porn is good. Their immature minds believe that if adults enjoy it and have easy access to it, especially adult relatives or friends, then it is good for them to enjoy as well.”


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