41 Child Sex Crime Suspects Arrested in Massive Sting That Makes Our Skin Crawl

Polk County arrests 41A massive arrest in Polk County, Florida -- the biggest of its kind -- nabbed 41 adults (40 men and 1 woman) on various child sex crimes. While the arrest is obviously great news in terms of the victimization of children, the details are extremely disheartening.

In the end, 41 people traveled from all over the country to take part in what they thought was going to be sex with underage girls and boys. Sick, sick, sick. And while the sting is great news and 41 pedophiles are off the street, the reality is we don't have enough jail cells to contain all the perverted people and this stuff just keeps on happening.

Sure, 41 are off the street, but how many more are there?

This group included a football coach, theme park employees, and many more. This means that some of these people worked with and around children as part of their career. Many of them were married and probably appeared "normal."

These are the kinds of stories that make you question the people you know. These people probably seemed like stand-up citizens -- an accountant, a tax preparer, an insurance salesman. And yet there they were, attempting to exploit and hurt minors.

We can all pretend like this is a great thing and, in many ways, it is. These people are off the streets and hooray! We are doing things to protect children. But this problem is so much bigger than us. The root of pedophilia is still not being explored. We are catching the overflow, but not stopping the leak.

Maybe it's impossible. Maybe there will always be sick people in any society, and maybe the best we can do is arrest and punish them. But it seems like we should be doing something more.

It just keeps happening again and again and again and punishment clearly doesn't stop it.

What do you think can be done about pedophilia?


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turna... turnandburn04

Maybe we should actually punish these disgusting humans instead of putting them through all of the tax payer funded therapy bullshit, do something that they can't hide at theme parks or daycares or at home for that matter, a giant brand on their face or somewhere that is difficult to hide so that we can all see right away what kind of people these all.

abra819 abra819

I think they should all be branded with a big f*cking 'P' on their foreheads.

nonmember avatar Chelsea

A .22 bullet would be a great option for these sorry excuses for human beings. They shouldn't have any rights, they should lose that option when they violate the rights if an innocent child. I'm tired if my tax dollars going to housing & feeding these criminals. Maybe if Prison was a real punishment where they may or may not get fed, then people would think twice before committing crimes.

ruby_... ruby_jewel_04

Its a scientifically proven fact that pedophiles are incapable of being cured no matter how much therapy they are given. Even chemical castration doesn't work in all cases, often times they find another way to hurt the child. Just execute them and be done with it.

nonmember avatar Cass

There's a difference between child milestones and pedophiles. Child molestors should be punished. Pedophiles haven't done anything wrong other than be born under a bad star. Regardless of how much their preference disgusts you, it is out of their control. We should offer them therapy and coping strategies, since their preference is not one that they can be allowed to pursue.

nonmember avatar Wyatt's Mom

@Cass.. what is wrong with you.. pedophiles and child molesters should all be punished. If you can not control it, it is still not right to hurt a baby or child.. get a grip on reality.

nonmember avatar Cass

Pedophile just means that you are attracted to children. It doesn't mean you are a child-rape robot. We should help people learn to control their urges to prevent crimes from occurring. If they do, we should prosecute. Not all molesters are pedophiles and not all pedophiles will molest children.

Amanda Hall

I agree that they should be put down like animals. Same rules should apply for people that are dangerous to society just like any animal.

nonmember avatar Jeremy

If we jus started killing them then eventually it would stop. One bullet to the head. Ill even do it for free

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