Hot on the heels of Daily Pundit’s essay about men volunteering…
Perhaps men are merely acting rationally. Theyâ€™ve assessed the risk of volunteering to work with children, and want no part of it. If so, thatâ€™s why BB-BS [Big Brothers-Big Sisters] rates of male participation are well below national averages, which include volunteering that doesnâ€™t involve children.
comes a story that underlines what DP’s talking about, in emotional content and life risk if not exactly the same situation.
A 48-year-old Narragansett man has been charged with raping someone 32 years ago when both he and the alleged victim were 16 years old, the attorney generalâ€™s office said this week.
Stone [defense lawyer] said Allen [the defendant, who has his name and home address in the paper] is now married, has two children who are high school age or older, and has never faced any criminal charges before â€” not even a traffic offense. â€œHe was shocked,â€ Stone said. â€œHe says they never had intercourse â€” willing, unwilling or otherwise.â€
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