[Trigger warning.]

Only in a rape culture would it be considered remotely acceptable for a family court judge to order "two young girls to spend weekends with their sex offender father provided he puts a door on their bedroom they can lock," even after the oldest of those children, ages 8 and 10, has "told counsellors that she was afraid to stay overnight with her father" after he brought her into his bed and "demonstrated affection toward her in a way that was, in all the circumstances, inappropriate for a child of that age."

Or, one imagines, any age.

I would love to say this story is unbelievable, but it is, of course, exhaustingly, frustratingly, and rage-makingly believable.

[H/T to Shaker Alyssa.]

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