Either I’m getting lax in my writing skills, or I simply need a break from the horrors we deal with here on a daily basis. I am hoping it is the latter, and after this write-up, I am going to take a week or so off to regroup and get my head on straight again. As much satisfaction as I get from being a voice for the abuse victims here, sometimes a story just hits me…and I crack. This is the one. Perhaps because it reminds me too much of my own past, or perhaps just because I know what effects evil like this can have on the child. But I digress….
The beady-eyed man with an extra helping of forehead that you see up there is Barry Morrison. He’s been a really bad boy. Did I say boy? What I meant to say was ‘animal’. He’s a child rapist. (allegedly) As far as I am concerned, that consigns him to the very lowest level of breathing organisms – lower than an amoeba on a worm’s butt.
Morrison, 47, has been charged with numerous counts of object rape, forcible rape, sodomy, and other sex crimes. The victim was his step-daughter. And he began using her as his own personal sex slave when she was only five years old. She is now 17, and has finally found the courage to call this bastard out for what he did to her. I’d like to give this girl a big hug and a gold medal!
According to the articles linked above, Morrison began fondling her when she was five, and by the time she was twelve, he had raped her so many times “she lost count”. Judas in a jumped-up sidecar – that poor child! I have a lot of questions about this situation, and I will address them all in due course. But first, a word from some (former)’friends’ of the rapist:
Apparently when Morrison was forced to leave his house, but before he was arrested, he went to stay with an old friend. This was back in December. According to this person, he referenced the allegations and indicated to his friend that they were false – that the girl was ‘making it up because he was a strict parent.’ Is that what they’re calling child-rape and sodomy these days? Strict parenting? Jeez almighty – I better quit referring to myself as a strict parent then, because I wouldn’t want to be confused with the likes of this beast. The (former) friend went on to say that she was ‘disgusted’ that he had been under the same roof as her kids – even for the short time he was there. What a refreshing breath of fresh air, huh? A ‘friend’ who doesn’t feel the need to defend the rapist. God bless her!
Now for some of my questions: I’ll start with the girl’s mother….just where in the HELL was SHE when this man was raping her child for ten years? Good lord, people! Why are parents failing so miserably at their job these days? Her primary job was to protect her daughter – AND SHE FAILED!!! I’d really like to know how this just “slipped by” her field of vision for so long, because there’s no way in the burning depths of Hades it would have escaped MY attention if it were my child. The man would have been missing his willie and probably his other head as well – and it wouldn’t have taken ten years to happen, either. I’m just thorough that way.
Second question: where was this child’s bio-dad? Was he not in the picture? Was he dead? Did he not have any contact with is child? Those are the only three reasons I can come up with that HE wouldn’t have noticed something amiss.
Third question: Where were the rest of this child’s relatives? You can’t tell me that she had no contact with anyone outside her home. Someone, somewhere, should have noticed that something was wrong. GAR!!!! I want to rip my face off! This whole situation just pisses me off to the ‘n’th degree! Where were the people who were supposed to love and protect this child? WHERE WERE THEY????????
As I mentioned earlier, I have been having a really hard time for a few days, and my head is all jumbled up with the images of the children on here. I think my train of thought left the station without me this week, and my horse hasn’t been fast enough to catch it.
Since I know at least a couple of our regulars will do a little more research on their own, I will go ahead and say that yes, I know about Morrison’s son. I decided not to include him in this article because he had nothing to do with it, and the rest of his family are probably having a hard enough time dealing with that loss without associating him with this heinous situation. If you want to discuss it in the comments, I won’t stop you; but I just couldn’t do it to his mother (she is NOT the mother of the rape victim). If any of you do decide to open that can of worms, please be respectful of the son’s family – they are not the ones at fault here. In my opinion, what happened to the son is a direct result of the father’s actions as well, and he needs to shoulder the blame for it as much as for the abuse of the girl.
Morrison is currently being held on a $250,000.00, cash only bail. At least the judge has some sense; although this is one of those times when I could almost hope that they would let the guy out for an hour or two, so he could have the chance to ‘resist arrest’ when they came to pick his arse up again. I’d love to watch him resist arrest. I really would. I’d buy popcorn and a sno-cone, and call it an evening’s entertainment.
I have been watching this case for more than a week now, and haven’t received any tips from the readers from April, but if any of you have sent in tips on this, thanks. I actually did some research on my own for a change…