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Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:01 PM

Where are These Girls' Parents?

I never hear anything about them. I don't have children, but if I did and someone like Moore messed around with one...

Are they loyal GOPers? Are they keeping their mouths shut? Do they actually encourage this sort of thing? One would think that a girl's number one supporters would be her parents, and they would be rushing to defend her.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:03 PM

1. The mother of the then 14 year old

has backed up her daughter's version of events.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:05 PM

2. The girls are now in their 50s.

The incidents in question happened in the '70s (not that this excuses anything), so some of the parents might not be around any more.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:50 PM

9. Ok, figure that a parent is 25 when they had the child

They could be in their late 70s to mid 80s. They may not all be around, but I bet there are a few.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:05 PM

3. 14 yr old mom did not know the daughter was meeting up with Moore until a decade later.

 

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:08 PM

4. Damn good point. Where are the parents, siblings, friends watching out for

these young girls. I don't even want to think a parent would condone such a thing.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:19 PM

5. I started an OP about David Frum's insight: "He was awfully good at this. He saw a young person...

...in distress. He separated her from her mother. And then..." After going on for awhile, Frum added: "How many others are out there too damaged to come forward?"

Frum is right on all counts.

Girls don't tell, just as women don't tell. (So I can't blame their parents, unless they were told and then shut theirmdaughters up.) Girls and women typically feel deeply ashamed of themselves for having been victimized. They feel responsible for the perp's behavior.

It damages them.

In my experience, it takes about 20 years to come forward, and it takes courage to do so. There is no freaking reward for damaging a man's career and reputation, and the woman is shamed all over again for doing so.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:24 PM

6. WPO did have 30 sources.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:44 PM

7. "Where are These Girls' Parents?" - in AL

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:50 PM

8. Parents are damned if they do or don't.

We get criticized for not letting our kids play in the front yard. Criticized for helicoptering.

And in smaller towns you think you can trust your neighbor, especially if they are a county official.

Still, I agree that the parents need to be more careful with their kids around men, the most likely source of sexual assault.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 11:01 PM

10. The older ones moms seemed to know

But you are considered an adult at 18. Parents may not like it, but there isn't always a lot to do about it but wait it out and hope you come out ok on the other side. He is already looking at girls from damaged homes since he said he asked the mothers permission to date their daughters, so the mom may be in a bad place related to divorcing dad and making the daughter hate her as it is. He is a predator and knows how to find a vulnerable target. They may have also hoped he would marry their daughters as he was a well educated man with a way to take care of them. He did marry one of the young ones 6 years after Leah Corfman who would have been 16 at the time of the incident with Leah Corfman I think

The Corfman mom didn't know till much later since he had her meet him around the corner.

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Response to sarah FAILIN (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 11:08 PM

11. Ok, that makes sense

Estranged parents. Broken homes doesn't always mean parents will ignore their child, but there is a better chance of it.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 11:10 PM

12. The 14 year old snuck out and met him around the corner. Most parents don't have their 14 year olds

under lock and key -- especially in a small town.

She probably told her Mom she was hanging out with a friend.

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