I have been haunted recently by this story.
Should not happen.
But here is the thing…
The neighbor should have been arrested and detained after the initial rape.
He should not have been free to try to murder a child he had already raped
Yet Robbie Middleton’s assailant was allowed to go free even after he tortured and attempted to kill Robbie.
Insufficient evidence…the police said.
I would say, try a little harder boys.
Only I understand this–the reason that Don Collins was not arrested, charged, detained, or tried for the rape and attempted murder of Robbie Middleton was because too many of us looked away.
We do not want to know these stories. We do not want to carry them with us.
When the system fails our children, we fail them too, by not demanding more.
How fast would you complain if someone cut off your wifi?
Pretty fast, I bet. I know I would. Because we paid for it.
We all pay a price for the years Robbie suffered before he succumbed to such unbearable injury.
Robbie paid in pain.
We pay with our flaccid and tarnished souls.