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  •  My first question to CPS after they gave you (3+ / 0-)
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    information about the family, the child, would have been, "Do you believe it is safe for this child to sit in public nude, because it seems to me his parents are just asking for someone to abduct him, or someone to come along and abuse him."

    I don't think you are weird for feeling curious, concerned and "creeped out" about this.  I think most people would wonder why this child at that age is outside sitting nude with traffic going by.  

    I find it odd that CPS isn't trying to keep the child safe.  If I understand you correctly, you never see family members around or near this nude child? If the parents are trying to "control" this "special child," shouldn't they at the very least want to be outside with this child to make sure he is safe?

    So, I guess I don't get this at all.  Further, I'm surprised you are the first person to call the police to ask for them to look into this situation.  

    I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

    by KayCeSF on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:00:22 PM PDT

    •  why do you keep insisting this kid is going to be (1+ / 0-)
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      a target for molestation?  I'm not sure that the parent wasn't outside - give that the diarist themselves reports that an adult ON the property came up and wanted to know how they could help the diarist (protecting their kid - what a concept) - who did NOT take the opportunity to ask if this was normal for this child.

      And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

      by Mortifyd on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:32:44 PM PDT

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      •  some confuse nudity with sex (0+ / 0-)

        My wife and I, along with our three son. had a visit from CPS back in '99, we had gone on vacation to DeAnza Springs Resort, (clothing optional). So anyhow first week back to school our oldest (7 at the time), tells the class about his summer vacation. He missed a few details here and there, and pretty much summed up his vacation as "I got to be naked the whole time, and all the adults were naked too". His rural Arizona school teacher called CPS. Actually had a good laugh with the CPS worker.

           Not everybody gets naked to arouse others. Some of us like to feel the sun and wind.

        •  I do not confuse nudity with sex, (0+ / 0-)

          and I doubt anyone commenting here does, however, someone with one beer short of a six-pack driving by or walking by might.  Why is this so hard for some to understand?  Hell, we have to worry about women walking streets to and from work.  We are reading about abducted children daily.  It's the crazies in the world that could harm this child IF unattended.

          I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

          by KayCeSF on Tue May 07, 2013 at 09:40:27 AM PDT

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          •  So what is the answer? (0+ / 0-)

            diligence yes, but to live in fear? If the child is more comfortable that way why should he be forced to cover up? Women should be able to walk streets to and from work with out fear. Weather or not the boy has clothes on is not going to matter to some perv. The three girls in Cleveland, I am pretty sure they were probably fully clothed when they were taken, and that didn't stop their kidnapper.

              The OP, called CPS, called the police. Both said they knew the family, and weren't concerned. He then felt a need to talk with the family, all good so far.

            "a man hailed me and that conversation was a little creepy too. He was assertively friendly and basically asked if I wanted anything without referring to what was on offer"

            I would have done the same thing as the "man" in this part of the story, but I probably would not have been as obtuse. My question would have been "What is your interest, and why are you obsessed with my nude and natural son?" He felt creeped out by being asked what his interest was, I would have been a little suspicious of his interest.

            •  I worked as a paralegal in a law firm that (1+ / 0-)
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              dealt with pedophilia.  You do not assume what triggers their desires.  What I am saying is you don't leave a child vulnerable.  If the parents have a special child, that is more reason to supervise him when he is outside in the nude.  

              Cristo.  This conversation has gone way off in a direction that I do not believe is fair to the diarist.

              I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

              by KayCeSF on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:06:24 AM PDT

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