The RHATT Watch
Today is Saturday, May 19th, Day 24 of the Rhatt Watch. Child sexual abuse is a form of abuse that includes a sexual activity with a minor. A child cannot consent to any form of sexual activity. Child sexual abuse is undertaken both by pedophiles (i.e. a psychiatric disorder) and non-pedophiles. In common usage both types of perpetrators are often lumped together as pedophiles. In any event, sexual abuse of a child generally leaves both lasting psychological mental health and behavioral problems as well as psychological effects including physical and intellectual disabilities, often for the remainder of their lives. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the harm that has occurred in White Springs. Just ask the Ratt.
What’s a child sexual abuser look like? Ask the Ratt. He should know because he probably sees one every day. Most often, but not always, the perpetrator is someone who is able to use his/her greater size, strength and knowledge to manipulate or coerce a child into unwanted sexual experiences and the child staying silent due to fear and shame. This is usually someone known to the child and generally someone the child views as in a position of authority (e.g. older family member, teacher, coach, religious leader, admired athlete or a social or governmental leader).
The perpetrator uses whatever means are available to reduce resistance, such as attention, special privileges, money or other gifts, promises or bribes and if all else fails, outright threats. It could be someone, like the Ratt, who uses his position to structure events where he can hand threats. It could be someone, like the Ratt, who uses his position to structure events where he can hand out $20 prizes to as many youth as possible. Typically, perpetrators troll youth related events as an opportunity to identify potential targets. Once a target is identified the perpetrator attempts to insinuate himself/herself into a position of authority from which he/she can manipulate the child into sexual activity.
Pedophilia is a psychiatric disorder where an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children. Another form, Ephebophilia, is a disorder where an adult has primary sexual interests in mid to late adolescents, generally ages 15 to 19. We have both in White Springs and you can ask the Rhatt about that.
Studies have shown there are one or more neurological characteristics present at birth that cause or increase the likelihood of Pedophilia.. There is no evidence that pedophilia can be cured. Pedophilia appears to be difficult to alter but pedophiles can be helped to control their behavior, and future research could While not causes of pedophilia themselves, childhood abuse by adults or comorbid psychiatric illnesses, such as personality disorders and substance abuses are risk factors for acting on pedophilic urges.
Child sexual abuse isn’t always easy to spot. Perpetrators attempt to mask or provide excuses for these symptoms, particularly, the psychological ones. Some, but not all, of the behavioral symptoms include– exhibiting signs of depression or stress, self harming or expressing suicidal thoughts, changes in hygiene, such as refusing to bathe or bathing excessively, developing phobias, having trouble in school, demonstrating inappropriate sexual knowledge or behavior, having nightmares or bed-wetting, becoming overly protective for siblings, showing regressive behaviors such as thumb sucking, or shrinking away from or being threatened by physical contact. If you , as a parent, grandparent or guardian don’t want your child trolled, groomed and abused by one of the White Springs’ sexual predators, then you need to watch for the signs of abuse and get help. Try the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) at www.rainn.org or (800)656-4673, or alternatively call the FBI office in Jacksonville (904)248-7000.
White Springs has more than its share of pedophile and non-pedophile child sexual abusers. For some reason, it’s been ignored for decades and the abusers have been protected and allowed to flourish. Just ask the Ratt. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the White Springs Police Department know who the sexual predators are and have done nothing to get them off the streets. As the Ratt would say “Us ‘Cousins’ gotta stick together”.
Be cautious and protect your family. It’s Day 24 and Red-face Ratt hasn’t resigned yet. The Rhatt Watch Continues!