What Would You Do?

| March 25, 2009 | 14 Comments
David Benjamin Raszewski, 17. Charged with raping 7 year old girl

David Benjamin Raszewski, 17. Charged with raping 7 year old girl

The other day, we reported about David Benjamin Raszewski, 17, of Crofton, who raped a 7 year old girl and  was charged with 2nd Degree Rape, 2nd Degree Sex Offense, 3rd Degree Sex Offense, 4th Degree Sex Offense, Perverted Practice and 2nd Degree Assault.

This boy man is a junior at South River Senior High School. I have two children that attend that school–one is also a junior; but neither know of this boy man. While walking my dog, I was thinking about this crime and quite literally became sick to my stomach. How could someone not know just how wrong this was?

And then I began to think of his parents. Embarrassment aside, how do you react to your son being arrested for rape, assault, and various perverted practices against a 7 year old girl?  Do you support your son? Do you try to bail him out of jail? Is this the time to abandon him and let him lay in the bed that he made?

I wish I had the answers, but I hope I never learn them first hand. I honestly don’t know how I would react to something this heinous. This is not shoplifting, underage drinking, or even robbery or assault. This is the ruination of a 7 year old girl’s life. My heart goes out to them!

How would you react if you were  David Raszewski’s parents?  Please vote in the poll below and leave your comment.

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