We must condemn paedophilia and by extension any inappropriate relation that does not involve two consenting adults but we must avoid the labeling of gay men as predators or boy hunters as in the case of school girls hunted and primed by bus men or dons in inner city communities who demand sex from young girls as soon as the look "ripe" in their eyes.
Here is the article from the Observer with some comments:
Buggery problems stump Victim Support Unit
ALTHOUGH no statistics were given to support arguments about a rise in the practice, buggery continues to be a major concern of the Victim Support Unit of the Ministry of Justice. "We do have very serious buggery problems in this country," Rev Osbourne Bailey, senior coordinator of the Victim Support Unit told Observer editors and reporters yesterday at the weekly Monday Exchange held at the newspaper's Beechwood Avenue offices. "Serious for me is not just a question of numbers.
If you are buggered there is hardly anywhere to turn. There is a stigma associated with it that is just traumatic, so the unit provides therapy for boys who have been buggered," said Rev Bailey, while underscoring the need for parents to pay closer attention to their children. "I want to believe that it is not so much that it is on the increase, it is more now that such matters are now being addressed. "We have been seeing more cases, not because I think that more has been happening, it is because people find out that a place is there to help them, so more people are coming forward. It's just like rape, we believe that the numbers for rape is about six times more than that reported,"
Rev Osbourne said. Buggery, or forced anal intercourse, has seen incidents spread all over Jamaica, Rev Bailey said, and based upon cases that have turned up before the Victim Support Unit, mainly boys in the age range of eight to 12 years are affected. "The cases that we deal with are spread across the island, but we do see more in the urban centres than in the rural areas. "Because of the stigma that is related to buggery, not a lot of people who have been buggered would admit openly that they have been buggered. They come in for other kinds of issues, like behavioural problems until we find out that they have been buggered.
"It happens everywhere. There is no particular unique area that it occurs," he said. Rev Bailey gave an example of a boy who went to the unit recently who had suffered trauma after he saw a man who molested him years before. "We had a child who was between eight and 10 and he came in because he saw a person (attacker), he became terrified, ran and regressed to an earlier stage of development, including wetting his bed and so on. "His mother not knowing where to turn, took him to Victim Support, because we provide counselling, and when he came in we realized that what had happened was that he had seen somebody who had buggered him four years ago. "He thought he had got over it, but then he saw the person and then [the incident] just flashed back and he became traumatized to the point where he needed therapy," Rev Bailey said.
Some comments from the page:
wanda woeman 10/25/2011
The article does not say who is doing the buggering --- members of staff or the wards themselves. In the meantime infrared cameras would go a far way in providing the necessary protection. I cannot understand the aversion we have in this country for CCTV. I guess it is just a case where we think we can talk or wish our problems away. I am sure though that the homosexual community will say that nothing like this is going on. Probably the sleeping arrangements could be changed. Less talk more
LAUREL FITZMAURICE 10/25/2011
The incidents of buggery within Jamaica will forever foster what is called homophobia in the US and UK. Buggery and ALL sexual offences should face some of the harshest punishments in Jamaica and the victims treated as victims. Jakan 2011 10/25/2011 So Rev, did you report the bugger or saw to it that he got help or did you just pray for him and let him roam so he can bugger others? The police should be more vigilant now that this has become public acknowledgement.
My Two cents continued:
As I have expressed some concerns before the question of situational homosexuality can also be applied here and even as far as substitutional sex for older teens of adolescents who are in a rehabilitation facility. Studies have proven the phenomenon to be present in same sexed institutions when persons are exposed for a particular amount of time. Legally children and teens cannot give consent until they are eighteen but with early initiation in younger generations a cause for concern were they actually forced into performing same sex acts, where or are their in the experimental stages as well? Maybe the sexual offences registry also need to be looked at in depth and implemented but being mindful of not placing on there the wrong persons who are male homosexuals simply because a teen in particular decided to "give them a piece" sometimes it is pressure from the very so called teen themselves on the now accused that lands them into trouble, then there is a spin on the story when they get to court for trial as a recent case suggested strongly. The teen willingly found the man's home and forced himself on the adult as he was drunk, he overnighted at the man's home as it rained heavily albeit he was placed in a different room but the man woke up the following morning with the teen nude with him in the bed, the teen the returned to the man's home with his mother and a police patrol claiming buggery whilst intermittently suggesting some sort of compensation as the trial went on, the judge and all in the court soon realized the teens stories did not add up and we are awaiting the outcome as this post was prepared.
There also seems to be missing any serious psychiatric interventions based on the video above for the victims mainly boys as suggested in the article, also of concern are the Reverend gentlemen who are in touch with this boys, how can we verify their status as not being paedophiles while under the cloth and as for volunteers how do they vet them before accepting them?
Also see the following older posts and audio:
Paedophilia, the predominant sexual aberration says Psychiatrist and the church’s response.
Continued misconceptions of adult homosexuals being paedophiles
Ephebophilia vs Paedophilia & Male Homosexuality part 2 .... the need to continue the discourse