sex affenders joining the millitary

Kimberly - posted on 04/05/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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i have a very interesting debat my adopted brother molested chrildren starting when he was 8 years old he was finaly put into treatment at 12 years of age from 12 years of age to 19 he was in extensive treatment to reabilitate him. he was one of the worst cases and was in the hardest treatment centers for 7 long years. now he wants to join the military to better himself more. the millitary puts you in that mind set of survival genera;y both men and woman train together. after talking to him i dont think it would be such a bad idea. and yes he is able to join.

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USUALLY children who start molesting other children...are molested themselves. Since he was just a child, i doubt he new better or was exposed to such things and thought it was normal...even so...he spent years in therapy and deserves the benefit of the doubt because as an adult..he can rationalize and see the consequences of his actions, as a child he could not.

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Amanda - posted on 04/05/2011

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i'm torn.... i think that for your brother it might be a very good thing, providing he is actually rehabilitated and perhaps maintaining some sort of therapy for the duration of his service. however, i have a hard time saying that a sex offender who comitted his crimes as an adult should be allowed to serve. perhaps thier assignments/where they serve should be limited (for example, i wouldn't assign a sex offender to a foreign country, or to a predominately female unit ). i'm torn because there are plenty of soldiers who didn't commit (or were never caught) sex offenses until in the military, so preventing sex offenders from joining wouldn't really solve too much......

Jenni - posted on 04/05/2011

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I'm surprised he wouldn't have been pardoned considering he was a minor at the time especially since he was so unbelievably young himself. I don't think it's the same thing as an adult sexually abusing children. I see it as a child acting out what was done to him and not knowing any better.

Mandian - posted on 04/05/2011

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It might help him feel better about himself. It could make him feel more accomplished as a person. I don't think what he did as a kid should have any impact on him now, especially since he went through therapy.

Kimberly - posted on 04/05/2011

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i was in the military and the great debate in my house hold is people cant change sercumstances change. if my brother was to be put in the exact same mind set he was back then, which the military pushes you and is ment to brake you mentally , the thought there is a chance my brother could reafend and puttin millitary at harm

Louise - posted on 04/05/2011

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I think what you do as a child is different to what you do as an adult. If he has been in treatment for years then he is not deemed as a threat to society so why shouldn't he join the millitary.

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