Underage, abused, and exposed

A SCHOOL caretaker is disputing allegations against him over the rape and molestation of girls under the age of ten. His responsibility as a parent and the process he went through in order to protect his son, according to his story has made me consider parental responsibility towards children engaging in underage sexual activity.

In this case, Marco Aguilar, who works as a caretaker at George Abbott School, Guildford, defends himself by saying that he found young girls playing “sexual games”, “naked from the waist down” with his seven-year-old son. His wife Anna, warned him not to tell the girl’s mother even though a similar incident had happened at the girls house.

What strikes me as odd, and completely fatal in his case is the fact that Aguilar resorted to not telling the girl’s mother about what had been going on. In doing so he has notoriously led us to doubt his case as we wonder what led him to lie in the first place.

Child abuse is completely unforgivable. The mental, as well as physical implications are inexcusable at any age and the minds of people who think it’s right are what’s wrong with society. The accounts of the victims given in court via video link were truly heart wrenching and I don’t wish that experience on anybody.

Children are always messing around and its inevitable that eventually they will end up experimenting sexually, but under the age of ten it makes me wonder exactly where these ideas came from.

Regardless of the case at hand, similar situations were seen to occur across last summer between the girl and boy where the parents would find them in completely inappropriate circumstances for children of their age.

If a parent finds their child and another in such a situation they should inform the other parent. It is their responsibility to look after their children and teach them about things. And at the age of just seven this is completely wrong. They have their whole lives to take part in sexual activity later in life, how are they being exposed to this sort of thing at such a young age!

We wonder why society is inundated with underage pregnancies. It is parents who do nothing about their children in these situations that makes the children think it is ok when in fact it’s wrong in every way. Not only have their bodies not fully developed but their future could be impacted by experiencing adult activities before they are emotionally ready.

I mean, it’s understandable that teenagers get to the age where they want to try things out but at seven, I just can’t understand where they would be introduced to such ideas!

Obviously I can’t comment on Aguilar’s case properly as I do not have all the facts and the decision has not been made in court yet. But what I can do is comment on face value. Clearly something very wrong has happened here. One obviously much more serious than the other but both which lead me to question our society.

Who exposes children to sex? And why do they do nothing about it when the children are so young? Furthermore, something has to be done about those people who demonstrate immoral and unjustifiable sexual activities towards other people, whether it be a child or an adult. Something that is so intimate in one situation but so torturing in another, the sick bastards who think it’s ok to do something like that need to know that it’s not right in any situation.

About Daisy Bambridge

I am a student at Wesminster University studying a Masters in Broadcast Journalism. I recently graduated from Southampton University after studying Politics and International Relations. I have a strong interest in social issues such as crime,drugs, alcohol, eating disorders. I am also deeply fascinated by terrorism, after the disasters of 9/11, as can be seen in my unergraduate dissertation on anti-terror legislation and human rights.
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