Society

13-Year-Old Admits To Raping Sister After Watching Porn

| by Jonathan Wolfe

English legislators are looking to automatically block all digital devices from accessing pornography. To get around the block, users will have to “opt-in” for porn access and prove they are over 18 years of age.

The controversial bill has as many detractors as supporters. For every person who claims porn warps the minds of young people and encourages them to act out in sexually inappropriate ways, another comes forward and points out that countries with strict internet filters tend to have higher rates of sexual violence towards women.

Regardless of what happens with the bill, stories like the following one will surely be cited by its supporters.

A 13-year-old boy recently admitted to raping his eight-year-old sister after watching porn on an Xbox console. The boy, who remains anonymous for legal purposes, said he watched porn with a friend and decided he “wanted to try it out.”

He said he chose to act on his sister because she was young and “couldn’t remember stuff.” He pleaded guilty to rape, indecent assault, and inciting his sister to perform a sexual act on him. He has been ordered to live with relatives while court officials prepare a pre-sentencing report.

Presiding Judge Jack Straw commented on the case recently.

“This case is breathtakingly horrible,” he said. “It is a horrifying crime which underlines how porn is too readily available to juveniles. I hope that the internet service providers recognize that they have greater responsibilities for controlling access to porn."

Fiona Elvines of the Rape Crisis Charity said the boy’s decision will “completely destabilize this little girls’ life. It will take her a very long time to try and work through. It will have put her life on a different track and I do not want that to happen to anybody else.”

Elvines then commented on the lack of monitoring from parents when it comes to their children’s online activities.

“Whenever we talk to kids, they say their parents do not know what they look at,” she said. “At the moment, children think that what they are watching is what adults do when they have sex, but they need to understand it is not."

Sources: The Mirror, Mail Online