Quote: Originally Posted by bookdragon
I notice the OP does not mention that some of the victims were teenage girls, or that the perp only got 6 years for "cyber-terrorism". Would not blackmail and stalking have been valid charges as well and perhaps added to his sentence. The way the victims were terrorized psychologically over a long period of time,makes me wonder if a quick physical attack would be less damaging.
Quote from one of his victims:
“He haunts me every time I use the computer,”
BD, in the case i know, many times the thought of it "only" being physical abuse" has been mentioned.
it seems, to the victim in the case i know, that while the effects of a physical assault are not to be slighted, they are at least swift and one would know that it was an attack. no gaslighting involved in the physical attack. no stealing of ones history and forming their future.
there are times when using the computer is rough still and there were walls erected that need to be torn down, imo, but the journey for this person has finally ceased to be away from the terror and become toward the healing; but it happened over time and i am sure that time for healing is an exponential feature in this... so given enough time and truly good and patient people in their life, the human psyche is resilient, and there is hope now.
i am actually angry about this event, incensed more i suppose, so for one time only i am not smiling,