Friday, 9 November 2012

Child abuse hurts everybody

What a sad illustration of how child sex abuse hurts not just its direct victims but bystanders, commentators and innocent members of the public as well.

The North Wales children’s home scandal rumbles on bringing more and more pain to more and more people; boys (now men) who were cruelly abused and never properly listened to, and who have grown-up in fear, a man who has been wrongly accused through no fault of his own, and journalists who may face libel proceedings, maybe because they were afraid that they might be accused of a cover-up if they did not publish.