There are a lot of provisions in the law about a number of different areas of criminal activity. One of the areas of criminal activity that are taken perhaps the most seriously by those that help make the laws are crimes of a sexual nature, and the reason for this is the fact that there are so many people out there that would take advantage of the weak or unprotected, and since it is rather difficult to find all of them and prevent them from doing what they are going to do, the law mandates strict punishments for them in order to act as a deterrent that is meant to, firstly, stop them from what they are about to do and secondly serve as an adequate punishment for someone that would be willing to do something so thoroughly amoral.
Sexual crimes against children are particularly severely penalized. Sexual crime against children are particularly prevalent when it comes to children that are put into the system as it were. This refers to children that belonged to abusive parents and were taken away from these parents by child protective services in an effort to give them a better life than they would have had otherwise. When these children are taken away by child protective services, they are usually taken to a custodian that is responsible for taking care of them and providing them with their basic necessities until they are able to get adopted by someone that wants to consider them as their very own child.
It is these custodians that are often responsible for a lot of sex crimes that are committed against children. There are a number of different reasons why this is the case. To start off with, there are not a lot of regulations that mandate who can and can’t be a custodian. The fact of the matter is that these people simply apply and the government does the bare minimum to check them out and make sure that they are not the sort of people that would end up doing something to hurt the children that are in their care.
The reason that the background checks are not as thorough as they would have been otherwise is because of the fact that there are just not that many people out there that would be willing to take care of children that don’t have homes of their own. Hence, in order to meet the demand that is currently prevalent, the government tries to get as many people as possible and this ends up bringing dangerous predators into the fold.
It is clear that a lot of changes need to be made, otherwise these children are going to end up in a very bad spot indeed. The changes to the system need to come from a place of trying to change the system, because indecent liberties by a custodian are very common in the current system and this ends up ruining the lives of children.