(Thanks for the tip and write up on this one goes to AdminRaptor. She’s been a loyal reader / lurker, but has one Hell of a voice)
Riddle me this: You have a daughter, say, around 10 years of age. You’re a divorced mother of six children. You’re looking for someone to date, which is no big deal. You’re a grown woman, you can date whomever you damn well please–right? So you meet this guy, he’s really charming. He tells you he is a sex-offender and that he was arrested, charged, and convicted for raping a girl younger than 14 years of age. Would you continue to date him, intend to marry him, and let him around your children, particularly your ten-year-old daughter?
Every fiber of your being should be screaming “FUCK NO.” I know mine is. Any person with any SHRED of common sense should be saying “That is a very bad idea.”
But this apparently was not a bad idea to Monique Harrison, 33, of Wichita, Kansas. Her fiancée, Walter Tillson, 30, is currently sitting in the Wichita jail for molesting/raping Harrison’s 10-year-old daughter. She admitted to being aware that Tillson was a registered sex offender for raping a child under fourteen years of age in 2003, but still thought it was a good idea to date him, let him be around his children, and even become his fiancée.
How did it get to this point? Well, the girl told her grandmother what Tillson was doing, and showed the police what he did using Barbie dolls when the grandmother marched to the police. The girl told police that he had been doing this for seven to eight months.
Ms.Monique claimed that she had never let her daughter out of her sight, and always supervised Tillson while he was around her children. Her daughter says otherwise, that Tillson made her strip naked when Monique wasn’t home. and he would also take showers with her, molesting her as they showered together.
When questioned about how she felt about her fiance being arrested for molesting/raping her daughter, she said she was “frustrated.”
Well, that’s a good sign, right? Let’s dig a little deeper about why she was frustrated:
“I’m frustrated, I don’t know what to do. I want to be there to shelter my child and really find out what happened… [B]ut at the same time I want to know what his side of the story is.”
Excuse me? Your daughter tells the police and her grandmother that a man has been molesting her and raping her, and you want to know what his side of the story is? And first you say that you’re always supervising, always there, always around, and now you’re saying that you wanted to be there to shelter her? You either were there, or you weren’t, and obviously it was the latter. You had this ridiculous thought in your head that said “Child molester? That’s cool. I’m going to date him and marry him and let him around my kids. Nothing could possibly go wrong.”
You’d best be picking your story. Either you were there, supervising at all times and watching your own flesh and blood being molested and raped by this man or you were NOT there, and were knowingly endangering your child, in which case still makes you no better than your child’s abuser. You may as well have watched.
I’d go with the line “What the fuck were you thinking”, but it is blatantly obvious that you weren’t.
All six of her children have been removed from her care, and Monique Harrison has been arrested charged with child endangerment. The biological father of these children was not aware that Monique was living with a child molester, and is currently pursuing seeking sole custody of he children. He said that if he had known, he would have called the cops simply based on the fact that Tillson was a sex offender of a child.
The six children are currently staying with family members.