Comments:Aunt hires prostitutes for 12-year-old nephew
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Let the boy get his rocks off !! 184.108.40.206 21:05, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
So we're protecting his identity, but we're telling the name of his aunt and where his mom works? Why? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) 18:49, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
- Because we're the NEWS! That's why! 18.104.22.168 02:39, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
I don't see WHY it's the police's business to stop an aunt from hiring prostitutes for her nephew. I mean, ok, prostitution hire is illegal, but since when does introducing a child to sex (whether practically or theoretically) count as "endangering a child's welfare." I agree that some people think it is too young an age to start one's sex life, but at the age of twelve one is in full posession of one's mental faculties, and one ceases to be childish. Therefore, one can understand the implications of such a thing and agree or disagree. The aunt did not, after all, force him to anything. In other countries, I might add, the official age of consent is in the range 11-13. At that age, asking the child if he wants to engage in sex (provided he understands what it means) should provide you with a sincere answer. It's after all only my opinion... --22.214.171.124 17:22, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
So much for anonymity!
This article says that the name of the boy's mother has not been released to protect the boy's identity and allow him privacy. However, they go on to state the full name of the aunt, the age of the boy, and the profession of the mother (a bartender). I've never been to Donora, PA (where this took place), but after looking it up and learning that it's 2000 cenus population was only 5,653, I would assume that it is a small town. Needless to say, figuring out who the boy is wouldn't be an enormous feat. To spell it out, the boy is the 12 year old son of the bartending sister of Linda Van Pool. If they were truly concerned about the anonymity and privacy of this boy, they would not have given so many facts. I have respect for true journalists, not tabloid poseurs. Unfortunately, this just goes to show that with some journalists, more often than not, information rules over integrity. —Preceding unsigned comment added by CynLyn (talk • contribs) 07:33, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
As a side note, whether this was right for the boy or not, and the state of his mental faculties, is neither here nor there. This may have been the right thing to do for the boy, and he could have the mental capacity of an adult. All that doesn't matter when you consider that any prostitute having sex with him would be guilty of statutory rape. The other factors should not even be considered due to the fact that the act itself is a felony. —Preceding unsigned comment added by CynLyn (talk • contribs) 07:44, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
I wish my aunt was that kind(except 4 the part about getting caught) PS im 12