One day he brought an eleven year old boy to stay with us for a week, with his mother’s permission, which horrified me. I made sure he had a room and bedding. When I saw my father holding him upside down kissing him all over, and saw the porn books out, I called my counselor who had already agreed to call the cops if I ever saw anything happen, and my father was arrested. For that offense, he was given three years of probation. However, word got around, and a man who had given him a place to stay in Los Angeles realized his son was of the age to be a target, and asked questions, which resulted in my father’s conviction on 13 counts of PC 288 A, B, C, and D. (Suffice to say that these are varying kinds of forcible sexual offenses that should never be committed on anyone, let alone a child!)
He died in prison in 1993, after my initial report in 1989. It should be noted that far from being a first offender, his first arrest had been in 1948, when he was 18.
You might be wondering why this woman– who was also a victim of her father, as well as her mother– is guest blogging at a site called “ask the Bigot.”
Also why I’d title it bravery– calling the cops when there’s a child rape going on is pretty obviously just the right thing, right?
She’s brave because she came to a conclusion that will get her viciously attacked, by anybody who hasn’t already abandoned her for “attacking” her parents over things that are “past.” (This, incidentally, is what the phrase “power corrupts” is about– not what her parents did, but that people will get upset that she won’t be quiet about it, when her mother was a very famous author.)
Go read the whole thing. Her parents were acting on a philosophy, and she will be attacked for talking about it.