That makes me tear up! I was in elementary school when several kids in my area went missing (Jaycee and the Chia kids are a few). I wish I could have had the relief these school kids have!
I suspect that GS's intentions weren't good, and I would hope there'd be no "I told you sos" b/c at the end of the day, is it really that important to have been "right"? However, I also respect that idea that we really don't know what happened. Just as there are people who are passionate about protecting children from sexual abuse, there are people who are equally passionate about protecting children from unfit custody arrangements, and the like. Regardless of which side you're on, your perspective will become your reality. I think everyone should remember and respect that. People lie - on both sides. I'm going by the fact that LE indicated that there was a history of unreported sexual abuse. I believe that's probably true, but I'm smart enough to know that it could also be a lie.
link? Has this been stated by MSM or LE, or is this (GS "likely" to face additional charges) an assumption based on the fact she is still in hospital?
From your link:http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...-remains-hospital-abduction-article-1.2636112
"A day after the 9-year-old girl who was abducted by her uncle was found alive and safe in a barn in rural Tennessee, she remains in the hospital as authorities consider more serious charges against her kidnapper.
Little CT is being treated at a local hospital and interviewed by law enforcement about what happened during the eight days that her uncle, Gary Simpson, abducted her and ducked from authorities in a rural area in Hawkins County."
But...we do know what happened. The uncle CT had lived with and trusted made plans over a period of time to kidnap her. He went to her school and lied to folks there. And not just any lie, but a malicious lie about her father being seriously injured, a choice I think is pretty revealing.
Whatever he told CT, he lied to her as well. No lie was big enough to explain why she was being taken, then kept away from home, other than lies that were psychologically damaging- being told her father decided he didn't want her around, or that her father had been hurt so badly he couldn't take care of her, or, that her father was dead.
He took CT away from everything that was familiar to her, kept her away from everything that was familiar to her, from every source of comfort, reassurance, and support. He ensured she knew she was entirely dependent upon him. She couldn't leave, she had no way of knowing where she was, she couldn't call for help, she was ALONE with that monster.
Even if she hadn't been physically assaulted (as it now appears more likely she she was), he terrorized her psychologically.
What the did was a CRIME. There isn't any debate to be had about that.
As for people feeling passionate about custody disputes. WTH does that have to with this? There was no custody dispute going on. The didn't have any custody rights, and he wasn't going to acquire any.
To say there was anything remotely OK about his taking CT is to say any person who thinks he or she would be a better parent to someone's kid is justified in simply snatching them up and taking them into hiding. Yep. To prove they are better parent material.
I have a feeling some folks read MSM (wrong and incomplete should be assumed, but never is) about dad being in jail and made a whole bunch of assumptions and judgements about what was going on, then carried those over to the , DESPITE LE making it crystal clear they had verifiable information CT was at risk of serious harm or death.
Sorry, but there are no "sides" to be on, and while perspectives may become reality for individuals, perspectives don't change the reality of the situation.
The reporting is unclear. It's been corrected that Carpenter wasn't the guy who held GS at gunpoint, yet I believe he's the only one who's been interviewed on camera. I think he was one who partook in the searches, but he wasn't one of the two who actually came upon GS and CT. It's unclear to me if the two who did, were the actual property owners (b/c it's been reported that they were) or if they were a part of the search party with Carpenter. Some reports have made me think they were two of four search members. Other reports have made me think that Carpenter and another guy approached them, asking them to search their own property. Anyone know? Just curious who might actually be entitled to the reward.
This article near the end goes into some detail as to how the rescue went down. I'm just posting the link in case LE doesn't want many details to be released for now.
imo: what the whaaaaat? I thought she hated him & didn't want to see his face? (Rightfully so). I get forgive vs forget, but IMO it's a little soon (and idk if IMO there would ever be a good time for it) to be worrying about forgiving that pig.When asked about her husband, Gary Simpson, Linda said, "I'm a religious person. I have to try to forgive him, but I can't forget it."