One of the more troubling news breaks in the past few weeks has been the story of the alleged gang rape of an 11 yr old girl from Cleveland, Texas by 18 men. The suspects’ ages range from 14 to 27. What a 27 yr old man would want with an 11 yr old girl is beyond me, or why any of these young men would participate in such a heinous act and the way we treat other human beings really frustrates me. This is a horrific story, and what’s been even more troubling are the reactions from many in the local community, major news outlets and internet forums alike that suggest the young girl may have possibly provoked her own sexual assault. My heart goes out to all the parties involved in this situation because the young girl has to live with the emotional trauma of this ordeal and many of the young men have ruined their lives before they even had a chance to start them.