Imagine – if you can – a tiny girl of 3 being filmed & photographed whilst she is being raped. It’s unimaginable isn’t it? But it happened & it was captured in photos & film.
Now imagine that somewhere in the UK – in a world far removed from her – an Etonian pupil looking, watching & sharing her trauma with his friends. To feed his fascination/addiction to viewing this detestable crime. Unimaginable too? No. It happened & Andrew got caught.
Now back to the little girl. Not only does she not understand what’s happening to her, she does not even have the language to be able to tell anyone.
And who is she? Where is she? Does she have a caring family? Has anyone rescued her? Are the police investigating? Somehow I doubt it.
Conversely, the Etonian Andrew Picard (or more correctly Boeckman ) not only knew his activities were against the law, he comes from a privileged background. He has a wealthy family & his father Phillip Boeckman is a well known UK lawyer. It would appear his family fought hard (and succeeded) to protect their family name & also to gain a non custodial sentence for their son.
They are hoping that their son will move on, put this all behind him and gain a successful career & life for himself & that their family scandal will be forgotten & their privileged respectable life will be able to continue as before.
But what will be the plight of that little girl? Just one of many children depicted in those detestable images that Andrew viewed and shared?
Based on my own experience – arguably less traumatic than hers – she will be facing a life of mental & emotional turmoil, anguish & pain. That is – if she survives. Her survival & any degree of recovery will only be possible if she is found, rescued & given a life time of specialist help & support.
Dear Phillip & Andrew Boeckman tell me – when you are both lying in your beds at night – alone with your thoughts – do you think about that little girl & her plight? Or do you just think about yourselves & breathe a sigh of relief that damage limitation for you & your family has been achieved?
I suspect it is the latter.
But if I’m wrong – and your conscience keeps you awake – then here’s something you could do.
Give some of your wealth to enable one or some of the many charities who work hard to rescue & support traumatised & extremely damaged children/adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
Also how about campaigning for stiffer sentences for those who commit such vile crimes against children & those who fuel the demand for child abuse images by viewing & sharing them online?
It won’t help that tiny innocent traumatised little girl who provided sick “entertainment” for your son & his friends.
But it will go a long way to help other victims & survivors & make for greater deterrent for those who commit crimes against them.
who knows – it might also go some way to restoring your “good” family name – much better than using your power & influence to manipulate the justice system & hide/cover up the scandal don’t you think?