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The Cover-Up of Child Sexual Abuse

A 53 year-old man began sexually molesting his stepdaughter when she was 7 years old. By the time she was 12 he was raping her four or five times a week. Court documents show that, at 16, she became pregnant by her abuser and was taken for an ‪abortion to hide the pedophile’s crime- this is not the only one – read our report here: http://www.childpredators.com/cases/

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The United States has one of the highest rates of teen and pre-teen pregnancy in the industrialized world and it is not being driven by children having sex with children.  Research into this issue consistently finds that the primary cause is illegal sexual relationships between adult males and underage girls.  More alarming is that this applies even to girls in the youngest age groups.  Today, American girls between 10 and 15 years old are far more likely to be impregnated by older men than they are by boys near their own ages.

In almost every case of adult men having sex with minor girls, the perpetrators are aware that the relationship is illegal and could land them in prison.  They also know that one of the most likely ways for them to get caught is for their victims to become pregnant.  When that happens, their back up plan is inevitably going to involve abortion.  As a result, there is no place within the medical community where underage victims of sexual abuse are more likely to be found than at abortion clinics.  The question is: how are these girls dealt with when they show up at those clinics?

In all 50 states, there are statutes that require adults to report reasonable suspicions of child sexual abuse to law enforcement or to a child protection services agency.  Although, the determination of which adults are mandatory reporters varies between states, healthcare workers are universally included.

When an underage girl seeks an abortion, a pregnancy test, contraceptive drugs or devices, or treatment for a sexually transmitted disease, that is evidence of sexual intercourse involving a girl who cannot legally consent to sexual intercourse.  By definition, that creates reasonable suspicion of child sexual abuse.  The fact that state law may allow her to secure these services without parental involvement is irrelevant, given that the report is not made to her parents but to the state.  Moreover, compliance with mandatory reporting laws does not prevent, interfere with or delay a child’s ability to access these services since they can be rendered prior to the report being filed.

It is important to understand that mandatory reporters are neither obligated nor authorized to investigate these incidents.  Whatever conclusions they might reach about the legality or illegality of a child’s sexual activity has no bearing on their obligations as mandatory reporters.  If they are presented with evidence of sexual activity by a patient who, by reason of her age, cannot legally consent to sexual activity, their only duty is to report to the authorities.  The responsibility for determining whether a criminal act has or has not occurred belongs only to the state.

An analogy to this is a situation in which a man is brought into a hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound.  In virtually every jurisdiction in the United States, any healthcare worker treating him is legally required to report the incident to authorities – despite the fact that a criminal act may or may not have caused the injury.  The man might have accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun or he might have been shot while robbing a convenience store.  But the medical staff has neither the responsibility nor the authority to make that determination.  The nature of the care they are rendering is evidence of criminal activity and their only duty is to report.

Perhaps an even closer analogy would be one in which a 12-year-old girl is taken to a physician who discovers that she has a sexually transmitted disease.  Any ethical practitioner in that situation is going to alert the appropriate authorities.

The point is, when a girl who cannot legally consent to sexual activity seeks services that indicate she has been sexually active, those from whom she seeks these services are in the same position as an emergency room staff treating a gunshot victim or a doctor treating a minor girl with gonorrhea.  However, in a previous Life Dynamics investigation, we were able to document that abortion clinics associated with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation are, with very few exceptions, completely ignoring their state’s mandatory reporting statutes.

This report will show that the failure of abortion clinics to comply with these laws is having profound, real-world consequences for the victims of child sexual abuse.  The cases contained here are instances of criminal prosecutions against men who have been caught having illegal sexual relationships with minor girls.  In each case, the victims were taken for abortions with no report being made by the abortion providers.

It is important to understand several things about the cases presented here.  First, they are only a representative sample of the total number of criminal prosecutions we found.  However, even if we had the resources to locate and publish all such cases, that would still be only the tip of the iceberg.  In reality, only a tiny fraction of these instances ever culminate in legal action and, therefore, the vast majority will never be known to anyone other than the victims, the perpetrators and the abortion clinics.

Second, among experts who study this issue, it is almost universally accepted that sexual predators who target children almost never stop on their own.  Instead, they continue until they are stopped by someone else.  In reading the cases that follow, you will see incident after incident in which girls continued to be raped and sexually abused – sometimes for years – after the abortion clinic where they were taken ignored the state’s mandatory reporting law.  But once the situation was eventually revealed to the authorities, the perpetrator was arrested and the abuse ended immediately.  This illustrates why compliance with these laws is such an indispensable tool for dealing with our national epidemic of older males sexually exploiting underage girls.

Third, this report does not address the growing problem of abortion-causing drugs being sold over-the-counter.  Obviously, from a sexual abuse standpoint, it is a legitimate concern that underage girls can buy these items without anyone knowing; but the far bigger problem is that sexual predators can buy them without anyone knowing.

Fourth, it is self-evident that when a minor girl seeks an abortion, she represents a textbook example of why mandatory reporting laws were created in the first place.  Despite this, we have consistently found that the law enforcement community is functionally indifferent to the problem of abortion clinics not complying with mandatory reporting statutes even in the face of irrefutable evidence that violations are occurring.  Among all the cases we researched ­– whether they are included in this report or not – we never found one example in which criminal charges were brought against an abortion clinic employee for failing to comply with their state’s mandatory reporting statutes.  This was true even when this failure was (a) noted during the investigation and/or trial and (b) was a direct contributor to subsequent assaults on these children.  In some cases, the abortion clinics flaunting of these laws even resulted in sexual assaults being committed against other underage girls.

NOTE:
Although we often knew the actual names of the victims in these cases, we chose not to identify them in this report.  All names inside quotation marks are pseudonyms.

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