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Some bad deeds are so shameful that there isn’t much to say about them really.
Such is the case with the crimes of three American men, Ronald Boyajian, 49, Erik Peeters, 41, and Jack Sporich, 75, who were charged this week under a new international law initiative, Operation Twisted Traveler, that specifically targets Americans traveling to Cambodia to sexually abuse children. U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien said in a statement:
“The men charged in this investigation apparently thought they could pursue their abhorrent desires by leaving the United States to prey on children in another country, but they were sadly mistaken. We are now working closer than ever with officials in other nations and concerned private parties to take every effort we can to identify and prosecute sex tourists, as well as to provide every protection we can to the world’s children.“
CNN reports that two of the three men sexually abused children as young as 10 and 12 years old abroad. All three face a maximum prison sentence of 30 years.
Which is just fine by us. We only have one quibble with this story, and it’s semantic. What Boyajian, Peeters, and Sporich are accused of isn’t “sex tourism.” When we think of the word “tourism,” we think of Disney World, comfortable sandals for long days of sightseeing on foot, hundreds of generic snapshots of monuments/state buildings/waterfalls, our very cute mothers in not-so-cute visors and fanny packs on a package-tour to Europe.
But “sex tourism”? There’s no such thing as “sex tourism.” Sex tourism is human trafficking. Sex tourism is sexual abuse. Sex tourism is rape. Let’s not let “twisted travelers” like Boyajian, Peeters, and Sporich off the hook in another way–by twisting our words about their crimes.
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Gary Glitter will be released from a Vietnam prison later this month after serving a reduced 3-month sentence for molesting two 11-year old girls, after which, “it is his right to go anywhere he wants,” reports Reuters.
3 months? I’ve been grounded longer for a B+ average. Since when are our people going soft on crime? Last night, my Hardass Asian Landlord gave me a verbal lashing–for breaking a window with a water balloon– so harsh and intense that for a moment I felt I was actually his spawn, and had been caught doing crack, out of a used pipe, with a married man inside of me, in an Atlanta whorehouse… and I wasn’t the least surprised.
Asians go easy on no one. Not husbands, not children, not employees, not opponents in war, not friends.
Why the fuck should we change that modus operandi for a platform-wearing pedophile?? Roast the fucker! Send him to the VC tunnels! Do I need to come over there with my dad and show how it’s done??
Thanks, Jasmine and Maris!