Imagine you get a call at work that your son has been arrested. And when you ask what the charges are, they tell you that your 17 year old has been having sex with an 11 year old–who’s living in your house–and the kicker: SHE’S 6 MONTHS PREGNANT!!!
Well, this actually happened to a lady I know in my community and everyone is in shock. She’s goes to church and really cares about children, but how in the world can you not know that a young girl is pregnant and is showing? She has a total of 6 children in the home–2 are her natural children, 1 adopted, and 3 step children. From what is known, the 17 year old had been having sex with this child for at least 8 months. The 11 year old told someone about what was happening; and revealed that when her mother would leave the house; the 17 year old would walk around the house naked–all day long. Now…people have been saying that it was consensual.
I’ve been trying to not judge, but really…it’s sick. Who gives a damn if the little girl was allowing it–SHE’S ELEVEN. Where in the hell were the guardians of these children. It’s obvious some important discussions about sex were not taking place.
The 17 year old was recently arrested and charged with child molestation, statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes and is being held in the county jail pending his bond hearing. Link. http://www.statesboroherald.com/section/1/article/60330/
Right now, the woman is taking a leave from work.
Yesterday, she was seen at Wal-Mart with the young girl. And from what was observed, seemed to be quite casual about the situation.
Honestly, I’m really tired of people like this who have dysfunction in the home and then it turns into something perverted. All of these children have some kind of “issue” and although I applaud people who have the heart, love, and determination to be proactive in the community and adopt or foster children in need; the issue of child abuse is real, and it’s imperative that such people be more responsible and observant when taking in troubled children.
All we can do is pray for this family…they really need it.
My big question however is…What’s going to happen to the baby? That’s the really big issue.