I am constantly reminded that there are many other people who commit crimes against children. Does my focus on pastors somehow change the public perception? I don’t think so. Still, I occasionally read a story that upsets me. Take attorney Aaron Biber. He is serving time in prison for raping a 15-year-old friend of his son. The abuse was so horrible that Biber was ordered to fund a $15 million trust to compensate the victim. Biber is a freak of the highest order.
According to court documents, Biber, a former partner at the firm Gray Plant Mooty who had served as treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association, "groomed" the boy for sex, starting when the boy, his neighbor, was 11.
He was accused of sending the boy explicit text messages and pornography, giving him back rubs and asking him to perform sexual acts. On the night of the teen's freshman homecoming, Biber got him drunk and had sex with him for more than two hours, court records said.
The boy threatened to kill himself and was hospitalized before telling a psychiatrist, his parents and police what happened. Biber was arrested in December 2009 after police recorded a telephone call between the boy and Biber in which they arranged to meet for oral sex.
I can’t do it. I can’t write about every case. My mind would cease to function. As it is, I must take breaks from the endless poison I read. I focus on pastors for a reason. It’s best that I don’t’ forget that.
On another note, the daughter of a pastor contacted me. She thanked me for my blog. Her father had been convicted of a sex-related crime late last year. She was happy to be able to vent on my blog without fear of it getting back to her church. I’m still not sure which comments are hers.
Hat tip to James.