Sex offender accused of attacking boy in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. – A man on parole for trying to infect children with HIV nearly twenty years ago pulled a boy into a Portland restaurant bathroom over the weekend, attempted to sexually assault him and then stabbed him several times, police said.
The 10-year-old's injuries from the attack Sunday were severe enough to require surgery, and officers said he would have died without immediate care.This is a guy who served a whopping 11 years in jail for molesting nine children. Boy, he really learned his lesson, didn't he! I'll wager he spends at least two or three years for this attack, and will be let out with a very stern warning not to do it again. A pity we don't have more Texas fathers around.
The one thing I wanted to mention, aside from the not-limited-to-MA coddling of criminals, is the age of the victim. It's a common assumption that younger children (under 5) are the most common abductions, but the reality is that from 8 - 12 is the most common range. We start giving them more freedom at that age and less oversight, as they mature and grow and start needing to spread their wings. We tend to watch younger children carefully, and the older ones are big enough to present their own threat (heck, my 11 year old son is as tall as my wife).
I think it's safe to say that out of all my nightmares, this one's right up near the top.
That is all.