In Reply to: Re: More on this posted by barrya on July 11, 2018 at 13:10:36
Will the one confirmed victim recover and live a healthy life?
How many other children might have been harmed by Knight along the way?
Knight acknowledges that people offered help and support, but he chose not to take it, and instead pursued a life of evil. Yes, there is a causal link between victims of abuse perpetuating the same behavior as adults, but the majority do not. Knight had freewill and this is how he chose to exercise it.
With regard to Knight as a victim himself, the thought did pop into my head that these boys are basically treated like meat in the AAU circuit from a young age. Lots of time away from family. Lots of shady characters abound. Probably a lot of fear of speaking out when your future is on the line. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a decent amount of abuse taking place within that system, much like the high profile cases we've seen in gymnastics and swimming.
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