Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Man accused of raping 4-year-old who contracted STDs

I picked this news story up from the KMOV website.  I guess my only real question is this, is there a punishment that is truly suitable for this piece of trash?  Sex offenders that prey on children are below the lowest forms of life on the planet.  I believe if you hurt a child you automatically surrender all of your rights.  There is no rehab to "help" you with your problem.

A 19-year-old man is charged with raping a 4-year-old. According to St. Louis County court records, the child tested positive for gonorrhea and chlamydia.

James M. Davis, of East St. Louis, is charged with statutory rape in the first degree. The abuse allegedly occurred between October 31st, 2009 and January 14th, 2010 in an apartment in St. Louis County.  Police said they began an investigation last fall.

Social workers, who work with abuse victims, say it's not that uncommon for children to test positive for an STD.  Margie Batek, a lead social worker at Children's Hospital, said slightly less than half of the abuse cases evaluated for sexual abuse involve sexually transmitted diseases.

"Even in those children where we don't have the results back, if they've been exposed and there's a possibility that they may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease, usually, prophylaxis is given to ensure they don't develop that disease," said Batek.

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