I don't know much about statutory rape law, but visiting probably doesn't necessarily prove guilt, unless prior knowledge was known of what was on offer during an island visit or you get there and figure out what''s going on and you lock your door and hide in your room if you had no prior knowledge. The law is a multifaceted thing, are you still guilty if you know it's going on and don't try to stop it? While this is the law sometimes, it may not apply to statutory rape on sex fiend island.
Apparently distancing yourself is enough to make you immune from prosecution as this clip shows and even if it happens in your home you are still immune, if you watch this clip as well.
It is awfully convenient that only Maxwell is to blame. I am not saying Maxwell shouldn't do time but she clearly is not the only culpable one here.
I remember hearing decades ago there was some high profile ring, but I didn't believe it was true. But now I believe it. I think the more I hear of the things men get up to the less I should be surprised by the evils of men; and certainly what their victims get up to as well. And I do think Maxwell had been a victim at some time in her life.
Belonging is a powerful need most of us share.
By this I mean we humans completely depend on our relationships with other people. It is part of our story of who we are, who our friends are, who your parents are, our relationships with our siblings, and our understanding of all these individuals relationships with us. Then there is what we do with our time. This is why amnesia and Alzheimer's disease are so utterly disorienting (especially for loved ones), why it is so difficult to make new friends, and why break ups are so daunting.
But being a victim does not give you a free pass to victimize others. To prevent victimizing others you will need access to alternative behaviors. Many victimized people do not go on to hurt others, but to not do so requires an awareness of alternative behavior. Victims tend to be isolated by their abusers so learning about alternatives might be difficult. And it might entail being okay with being alone, being able to find alternative role-models and enough self-awareness to ponder how the role-model might behave in such a circumstance. Even being aware of the possibility of asking yourself to empathize is a step towards preventing the perpetuation of abuse. This is based on my understanding of Lonnie Athens' research.
I believe hugging is better than sex, for what it's worth especially when that abuse was sexual.