Letter: It’s not a ‘bad mistake’; it’s a felony

Published: 9/13/2018 12:00:30 AM

Contrary to the position taken by the Concord Monitor’s editorial board and the ACLU, when an adult enters the life, the community, the home, the classroom or the bedroom of a child and sexually penetrates that child’s mouth, anus or vagina, it is not “a bad mistake,” as you indicated in your recent editorial. It is a felony.

The 23,000 text messages between a school counselor and the child that counselor was entrusted to care for were not a “bad mistake.” It was planned, predatory, grooming behavior.

None of us should excuse the rape of our children.



(The writer is the executive director of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.)

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