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This murder trial of Casey Anthony has become quite a convoluted mess, at the very least. I tend to be known for turning the prism around and trying to see every facet I can, so here I go. Some would say I’m playing “devil’s advocate,” while I do not intend to be a devil nor represent Satan’s interest. But, let’s think about these things:
WHAT IF Casey Anthony was actually molested by her father when she was young, as she alleges is true? Of course, he denies it, which means he is either being truthful, or he, too, is lying. Going back to that aforementioned “advocate” part, I’ve been through a lot of training and talked with many experts in my work as an advocate for child abuse/sex abuse awareness. Statistics support that once a pedophile, always a pedophile. The chances of a perpetrator of pedophilia stopping their perversion, or being rehabilitated, are practically non-existent. Check with the Department of Justice for reports on that topic, if you like. So, then we are led to ask,
WHAT IF Mr. Anthony did molest his little girl? What if he actually committed the acts he is alleged to have perpetrated? What if he continued to commit them on another generation of his family? If so,
WHAT IF Caylee threatened or attempted to tell something had happened to her? Would that explain the tape on her mouth? An attempt to shut her up? Or,
WHAT IF Caylee had some other deep-seated secret and someone, whomever, intended to keep her quiet? (I can’t get past this whole “tape over the mouth” thing, people).
WHAT IF Casey’s brother, Lee, were guilty of what he is alleged to have perpetrated upon Casey when she was younger?
WHO is the biological father of Caylee Anthony? This question has been raised over and over again, and if you research answers on the internet, you will get a myriad of responses.
Let me make this perfectly clear—I am NOT intending to suggest that Mr. Anthony or Lee is guilty of any crime. But, if Casey is actually telling the truth (which her defense team suggests she is incapable of doing), then there should be other arrests here. I’m just raising the questions that Casey’s defense should consider bringing up, and perhaps they plan to do just that.
But here is the bottom line: What on God’s green earth caused a mother to create fictional characters, purport that a non-existent nanny had taken her daughter, and fail to report her missing after a few hours, much less 31 days? For you see, whether any of the above WHAT IF’S are even considerable, how can one justify failure to put forth every effort to find a missing child? I still contend using such a defense does a huge disservice to those of us who are actual and factual former victims of child molestation or sexual abuse, yet we manage to be honest, upstanding citizens and parents. I can’t conceive of any justification for failing to seek after one’s own child, or any child for that matter who might be missing, so I am eager to hear the rest of the story.
NOTE: This article is in no way intended to assert innocence or guilt on the part of the subjects referenced herein.
- Casey Anthony lying “off the scale”: Analyst (cbsnews.com)
- Casey Anthony’s dad denies key defense claims (cbsnews.com)