Protecting our children should be a priority in today's warped society. Unfortunately, while we push ahead with laws that keep up with the changing criminal mind, the laws to protect our children are not changed as often as they should be. Some states still protect the parental rights of the abusive parent when the abuse is sexual. In fact, the punishment for physical abuse of children is much stricter than the punishment for sexual abuse in some states.
Know what the laws say in your state and be proactive in advocating harsher punishments for sexual predators (both molesters and rapists). Be informed!