December 14, 2008

Say what, South Korea?

When you see the headline, you will go ":O" like I did:

South Korean parents fined over rape
A South Korean court has fined the parents of a teenage rapist more than $60,000 (£40,000) for failing to supervise their son.

The 18-year-old, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, raped a local seven-year-old girl in 2006.

The court said the boy had grown up watching pornography and had imitated a film he had seen, during the attack.

It said his parents could have prevented the crime with appropriate education, but neglected their duty.

Well that's interesting. It sounds like the parents failed to teach their kid right from wrong, so he goes off and imitates some pornography and unfortunately rapes a little girl.

At the end of the article it states this: Analysts say the case raises many questions about the extent to which parents can be held responsible for the actions of their children.

Now normally I'd do some devilish advocating on that point but without any other info on the story and solely reading the details the article presents, this sounds like it really is the parents' fault for not bothering to raise their ADHD child :/ any other thoughts? Did the court have the right idea in fining the parents or should something else have been done?

1 comment:

  1. That's interesting. I'm trying to look at it the way they did, but what about the boy? Does he get to do time? Hmmmm..... It reminds me of Japan. If the husband is caught cheating, it's all good. But if the wife is caught, she gets jail time. Might have to look in to this..


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