Thirteen year old boy raped eight year old sister after watching porn on Xbox

Thirteen year old boy raped eight year old sister after watching porn on Xbox

Normalizing violence against women?

A thirteen year old boy has admitted raping his eight year old sister after watching porn on an Xbox.

The teen, from Lancashire, UK, told cops that he had been watching the x rated material on a games console with a friend and decided to try it out.

Asked why he chose his sister, the boy told ‘because she is small and couldn’t remember stuff.’ 

The boy appeared before Blackburn Magistrates Court where he also pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting the girl and inciting her to perform a sexual act on him.

Of contention is whether the video on XBox inspired the thirteen year old boy to act or whether it simply triggered a latent hostility towards his sister?

The boy has been bailed to live with relatives away from his sister while the youth offending team prepares a pre-sentence report on him.

The little girl is now being supported by specialist officers.

Blackburn MP Jack Straw told it was the responsibility of internet service providers to make sure children could not access sexually-explicit content.

Told Straw: ‘This case is breathtakingly horrible.

‘It is a horrifying crime which underlines how porn is too readily available to juveniles.

‘I hope that the internet service providers recognise that they have greater responsibilities for controlling access to porn.’

Jon Brown, NSPCC lead for tackling sexual abuse, said porn could ‘warp’ children’s views of what was normal sexual behaviour and how they treat others. Which is to say what once was perceived as devious and abhorrent could be normalized into the acceptable and passable

Brown would caution against the danger of the preponderance of the internet and the ease of access of pornography via the internet and how that served to affect children.

A new online safety bill due to be discussed by a government committee proposes that users prove they are over 18 to view adult content.

Currently, restrictions have to be put in place on each device with internet access.

According to the Xbox customer support website, users can customise their access to games, films and television content.

Parents can also block access to the internet and change the online safety and privacy settings for their account.

Reflected Fiona Elvines, from the Rape Crisis Charity: ‘This is going to completely destabilize this little girl’s life.

‘It will take her a very long time to try and work through. It will have put her life on a different track and I do not want that to happen to anybody else.

‘For a long time, people have been sitting on the fence and saying we do not have the evidence to say porn is harmful, but now we are starting to have some evidence around young people’s exposure.

‘How much evidence do you need?

‘I cannot believe that this is another case so soon. It shows that the government’s measures are extremely important and that we need to start acting.

‘When children see porn, they have no context for what it is used for. ‘There is pressure on children to be sexualized, particularly on younger boys, to start having sex.

‘It is coming from peers and porn.’

One may argue it is also coming from the culture at large which has normalized the abject commodification of women to the point where an unwitting 13 year old boy believes he has free reign over their smaller defenceless sister whom he chose to commit this act on knowing full well that she could not fight back. Which is to wonder if the boy had had pent up emotions which were eventually reignited by the viewing of pornographic material?

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