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    Default Children Assaulted in Toilets at Sydney Park

    I guess most of you have heard about the appalling sexual attack on two little girls aged 2 and 6 last week.

    What baffles me is where were their parents?

    What were they doing in a toilet on their own?

    No judgements...just serious questions..the mind just boggles.

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    So it's the parents' fault? Ridiculous.

    I would always accompany my children, but the only one responsible for this heinous crime is the scum bag who did it. Let's not blame anyone but him!

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    Caviar... My first thought when I heard this was oh the poor kids. My second though was where the heck were the bloody parents.

    Yeah the offender is mostly to blame. However the offender had the opportunity to grab the kids, take them to the toilets, abuse them and then flee. I'm sorry but if it wasn't for the negligence of the parents that wouldn't have happened. So yes I think the parents should at least do some self reflection in this terrible episode.

    I make sure there are adult eyes on my kid when we go out in public. I would never leave my 2 year old I be supervised by a 6 year old.

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    I didn't read the part where he grabbed the kids? From what I read, he was in the toilet already?

    http://m.smh.com.au/nsw/its-horrific...110-30l1i.html

    I don't see how blaming the parents is helping in any way. That's like saying Jill Meagher shouldn't have been walking the streets alone!

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    I heard off the radio but perhaps it was inaccurate.

    I see what you're saying but I don't think skipping over the parents responsibilities in cases like this is good either. People need to take personal responsibility for their safety and if they do then bad things are less likely to happen to them. I think that's a lesson worth getting out there. And what happened to Jill was terrible but I think their is a valuable lesson in it for other ladies: don't walk home drunk late at night by yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Caviar... My first thought when I heard this was oh the poor kids. My second though was where the heck were the bloody parents.

    Yeah the offender is mostly to blame. However the offender had the opportunity to grab the kids, take them to the toilets, abuse them and then flee. I'm sorry but if it wasn't for the negligence of the parents that wouldn't have happened. So yes I think the parents should at least do some self reflection in this terrible episode.

    I make sure there are adult eyes on my kid when we go out in public. I would never leave my 2 year old I be supervised by a 6 year old.
    I agree 100% with this.

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    This reminds me a lot of the thread a few months ago when a lady advised her friend not to run / walk alone in the park because she was approached (and assaulted?) by a man. My opinion in this instance is similar.

    I.e: where were the parents? Why would parents let there young kids into a public toilet block alone? I don't blame the parents 100% as we all know disgusting people exist, BUT all parents should be taking reasonable care to ensure their kids are safe at all times! It's not hard to take your kids to the toilet!

    Just like I still feel although women should have freedom to exercise in safety, I personally wouldn't put myself at risk exercising in a park where I knew there had been an assault or could be one.


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    There's a notice up at my local train station here in London asking for witnesses to a sexual assault that occurred on the platform at 9am on a Friday morning. Should I be avoiding this station because of this? Pretty ridiculous way to live.

    My impression of the SMH article I read was that the family was picnicking near the bathroom and let the older daughter take the younger one to the bathroom where the man followed them in. I don't really have an opinion as to whether I would do this or not, I'm not familiar with the area or have been put in this position. But it's always easy for everyone to pass judgement behind their iPhones.
    Last edited by HollyGolightly81; 14-01-2014 at 07:03.

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    The parents were picnicking close by and in full view of the toilets.

    Hardly neglectful or irresponsible parenting.

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    I would never ever let my 2 year old daughter enter a public toilet without me beside her, holding her hand.

    I hate going into public toilets myself let alone sending in two young children by themselves. If it were a 10yr old and 14yr old then I could understand them being allowed to go alone. The parents definitely need to take some responsibility here.

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