It was and continues to be all about him.
Without facing the serious damage that's been done to past victims, freeing a castrated sex offender would be freeing the same motivation and the same denial that the offender's choices (vs. hormones or sex drive) can harm potential victims.
For years, Jenkins struggled with overwhelming guilt, he said, but couldn't stop himself. The fantasies used to run through him like a fever. At the Chincoteague water-slide park Jenkins operated in the 1980s, he couldn't keep his eyes off the bikini-clad girls, he said in the interview. In those moments, Jenkins was the boy of summer, not the balding middle-aged man he had become. In his mind, he was still the homecoming king, the high school football star who married a cheerleader. He later divorced but continued to think of himself as a good father and good neighbor. He was the guy all the parents trusted with their kids. But he was lonely.Everything about this man's story speaks of thoughts that are more than sexual. This man seems like a master manipulator with castration as just another manipulative move.
What most sexual offenders are attempting to do is continue the story that they are not real criminals. I'm not opposed to treating physical urges, but that treatment must always be supplemented with concern for past and potential victims.
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