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http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/04/world/africa/morocoo-pedophile-pardon-revoked/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Morocco's king revoked on Sunday the pardon of a convicted Spanish pedophile that sparked angry protests in the North African nation.

"King Mohammed VI has decided to withdraw the pardon previously accorded to Daniel Galvan Vina," the royal office announced on its official website on Sunday.

The statement said the "exceptional revocation" was ordered by the king because of the "gravity of the crimes committed by the person concerned, as well as out of respect for victims' rights."

According to official newspapers, Galvan was convicted of raping 11 Moroccan children and sentenced 30 years in prison in September 2011. The children ranged in age from 4 to 14.

Galvan, a retired professor, was arrested in December 2010 after he was found with CDs and external storage units containing pornographic images of him raping children.

It was unclear whether Galvan had left the country, as several media reported, but the monarchy said the king has ordered the Minister of Justice to speak with his Spanish counterpart about the actions that would follow the revocation of the pardon.

On Friday, hundreds of angry demonstrators protested outside the country's Parliament building in Rabat, the capital, to protest the royal pardon, according to media reports and social media websites.
A statement posted on the official Moroccan monarchy website on Saturday said that the king had not been informed of the details about the case.

The king "has not been informed on all gravity of the despicable crimes committed by this person," the statement said. The monarchy also said that it will investigate what led to Galvan's release.
Galvan was one of 48 Spanish prisoners who were pardoned. King Juan Carlos of Spain thanked King Mohammed for his action, according to a statement on the Moroccan monarchy's site dated July 31.
Meanwhile, Moroccans on social media are trying to organize another protest in the next few days.
I don't often say this but Go Royalty. Right thing to do, though I'm still trying to understand who would pardon this sicko. Thoughts, comments?
 

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I don't often say this but Go Royalty. Right thing to do, though I'm still trying to understand who would pardon this sicko. Thoughts, comments?
According to what you posted the King pardoned the paedophile and then rescinded the pardon once there was a public outcry and the offender had fled the country.

Hardly a "Go Royalty" moment, particularly if when you say can't understand who would pardon such a sicko, and it turns out it was the King.
 

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Since both flavors are wrong then I don't see any reason to make a distinction between them.
 

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Since both flavors are wrong then I don't see any reason to make a distinction between them.
Right now anyone with pedo tendiances has two choices. Keep them hidden and attempt to like normally or get ostracized. To put it in laymans terms that's like getting rid of the drunk tank and sending drunks to alcatraz.
 

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Since both flavors are wrong then I don't see any reason to make a distinction between them.
That is.... remarkably closed minded. Many people have violent impulses. Many people restrain those impulses. We don't say there is no difference between someone so angry they want to hit their father and one that goes and shoots him. Sure, sexual attraction to children is pretty terrifying but it is grossly unfair to say having the attraction is indistinguishable from acting on it. Sexual attraction is not a choice, you get dealt a hand of cards and are pretty much stuck with them. Decades of people claiming being Gay is a choice and a can be cured made the same assumption, and thankfully those with some modicum of intelligence now realise that is pure balls.

You are saying that some guy that realises he has the attraction, hates himself for it, and turns himself in for therapy before he ever acts on it in any way in order to get help and make sure he doesn;t hurt children is exactly the same as someone that carefully plans out the rape of small children? Really?

I hope i am misunderstanding you because otherwise, dude, that is shockingly dumb.
 

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What does any of this have to do with the OP?

They guy was found guilty of child abuse, why does that bring on a paedophile V sex offender comment?
 

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Good point, disregard anything I said in this thread. I was off topic trolled.
 

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Many people have violent impulses. Many people restrain those impulses. We don't say there is no difference between someone so angry they want to hit their father and one that goes and shoots him. Sure, sexual attraction to children is pretty terrifying but it is grossly unfair to say having the attraction is indistinguishable from acting on it. Sexual attraction is not a choice, you get dealt a hand of cards and are pretty much stuck with them. Decades of people claiming being Gay is a choice and a can be cured made the same assumption, and thankfully those with some modicum of intelligence now realise that is pure balls.


In any case normal people don't find children "attractive" they find them "cute." I think my niece is cute because she dances like an idiot, says stupid baby words, and always seems to be teasing her mother; my aunt. I will never find her "attractive," as that's reserved for women my own age.

I think that's more the point Scscofield is making, the former is just plain fucking wrong, and the latter is human feeling. If your feeling "attracted" to a kid then you need help, if you find a kid cute your just human. Take your pick, but either way I'm not really into kids so doesn't matter to me. They are nothing but trouble.
 
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