Stop reading now.
The owner of a nursing home in Washington State was arrested last week after police say a hidden camera caught him sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman who has dementia.
Signs, signs. To wit, you know it’s a sign that you need new friends when you see a lede like that and think, “Hey, G needs to read this!”
No, really. Do you even want to know why he needs to read it?
That’s what I thought.
A woman who was sexually assaulted and set on fire was in critical condition Monday, and police turn to the public for help in finding her assailant.
Again, you don’t really want to know.
A correctional officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is accused of raping a pregnant woman who was in his custody.
I promise, you really, really don’t want to know; suffice to say, we might doubt my associate’s answer will ever be known.
But there is a common theme that goes beyond the (ahem!) mere observation that these are all sex crimes.
Hanson, Hilary. "Nursing Home Owner Caught On Tape Sexually Assaulting Resident: Cops". The Huffington Post. 17 November 2014.
Associated Press. “Kansas Woman In Critical Condition After Being Sexually Assaulted, Set On Fire”. The Huffington Post. 17 November 2014.
Murdock, Sebastian. “Ferguson Correctional Officer Jaris Hayden Raped Pregnant Woman, Lawsuit Alleges”. The Huffington Post. 17 November 2014.