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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2015-01-13 10:44
Subject: Polling my flist
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As y'all know, I'm addicted to true crime tv shows and news articles. Today I was reading about a case about a mentally ill man who was caught with a stash of child porn. In the article, a U.S. attorney was quoted as saying "Every time someone looks at these pictures, a real child is re-victimized." Without any doubt a real child was victimized when the photos were taken, but I honestly wonder if it is correct to say the person is re-victimized when the images are viewed. If the victim doesn't know who saw the photos or when they were seen, is that person re-hurt?



p.s. Even though the poll claims I can see the detailed results, I won't know who voted what unless the poll-taker tells me how they voted in a comment (and I am the only one who can see the comments).

This entry was originally posted at http://mrs-sweetpeach.dreamwidth.org/819652.html.
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WPAdmirer
User: wpadmirer
Date: 2015-01-13 16:16 (UTC)
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I don't mind you knowing that I am the yes vote. Each exposure of the child is victimization. As someone who was abused as a child, and who knows others who were, I can testify to the damage done each time that individual is viewed again. The horror of knowing that someone else knows is victimization in the legal and moral sense.
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