Thursday, May 1, 2014

German Tourist Allegedly Fondles Teen Boy, Charged

I found this story a bit strange as in how in God's name did this youngster found himself in a room and in bed with an older man outside of familiarity with the tour group?

The article in the Gleaner seems innocuous at first but bearing in mind the power differentials involved with abuse I wonder. 

Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer penned the following on April 22nd

A 47-year-old male German tourists is now in custody, after allegedly fondling a 17-year-old boy at a popular resort in Montego Bay Monday night.

Reports are that the young man who went to bed in the same room as his accused, was awaken by the fondling of his body parts.

He alerted his parents who were in another room.

A report was made to the police who arrested and charged the accused with indecent assault.

The two are among a group of persons visiting the island from Germany.


Some questions come to mind:

How did the young man reach in the man's room?

How come his parents did not miss him until the infraction took place?

Was the "victim" a aware of this man's intent and if so was the advance too overwhelming?

Experimentation on the boy's part and advantage taken by this older man?

Why was the accused only charged with indecent assault what about gross indecency?

This one looks too vague and up in the air as other reports in years gone by have been, has the matter been heard in front of a judge since and has the man or the group returned to Germany?

I don't just take these matters lightly, these short reports tend to leave persons with an implied paedophilia imperative when applied to the general discourse of male homosexuality.

More is needed to determine whether this is abuse of something else.

Peace and tolerance



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