Re: He's just as guilty
[i]If they REALLY want help they should seek it BEFORE they start trawling the dark net.[/i]
Which is what I was talking about, currently there is no way for them to seek help before they do anything wrong without basically destroying theirs and their friends/families lives.
[i]My reaction is NOT knee jerk. It is the result of knowing people deeply affected by abuse.[/i]
I think offering to euthanize someone with a large piece of wood counts as knee jerk. If someone has committed a crime, the law punishes them accordingly (unless you are a media mogul/professional footballer/pop star), and thankfully the law has evolved past caveman levels of unrestrained violence.
My point is that it isn't being treated as a serious mental disorder, and those with an uncontrollable compulsion aren't being offered confidential treatment in the same way someone with other disorders can receive.
There needs to be a clear distinction between someone with a compulsive disorder and someone that seeks to commit harm to a child for their own reasons.
If we can help these people, not judge them as evil predators, but as someone that needs and wants treatment, then that will save more children than waiting for someone to mess up online and be caught.
I was "deeply affected by abuse" and I'm trying to think up a better [b]long term[b] solution than what currently exists because it's such an emotive subject and nobody wants to talk about it for fear of being labelled a "paedo lover"