Whose Rights are Being Protected?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

You could be living next door to a rapist, and never even know. A man from New Jersey allegedly raped his five daughters, but the Associated Press is not revealing his name. Why is his identity being protected? He is not the victim.

The New York Daily News and the New Jersey Star-Ledger did not protect this perpetrator, however. They chose to reveal the accused rapist's identity. The Associated Press wants to protect the identity of the children. By not revealing his name, they are protecting a man facing criminal sexual contact, sexual assault, and child endangerment charges.

1 comments:

Staci Mead March 11, 2010 at 9:16 PM  

This is a tough line, by releasing the name it will identify the children involved in the crime and thus expose them to unwanted attention, but at the same time we have a right to know who the accused is. Good find for an article, I'd like to see more on the story if you could find it.

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