Penn State case spawns inaccurate comment about sex assaults

Posted on November 15, 2011 by

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The tragedy at Penn State University led to a comment not supported by facts today on the radio show hosted by Ed Schultz.

Guest Mike Papantonio, also a talk show host and an attorney, said,

regarding those who sexually abuse children, “They don’t do this from a sexual gratification standpoint. They do this because they want to victimize people.”

We haven’t been able to find agreement with that position. Unlike rapists, whose motive is control or power, these predators are fulfilling their sexual desires.

When speaking about such hurtful behavior, we need to be careful to stick to the facts.