The story continues to reveal itself in increments. My friend was alone and angry. God had not prevented this act, so he became an unwavering beleiver in complete Free Will. The school had protected the rapist, so he saw education as the font of hypocrisy. He saw the rape as homosexuality rather than pedophila, so he hated all "fags." His parents had not protected him, so he hated them and found any and every way to hurt them. His friends and siblings did not understand his behavior, so they returned his anger in kind if they did not abandon him. I lost him as a friend at this point, abandoning and judging him as a loser because he spent his teen years with his new friend in some stage of being loaded. No one was truly close to him, except maybe one person. Since intimacy only perpetuated abuse, my friend turned to that closest yet most powerless person that he knew. He duplicated his own abuse there.
The initial crime happened to my friend, and the story for him starts where he thinks it starts. Perhaps the story also ends where he thinks it ends. Ultimately, the story is about him. Still, I wonder about these supporting players. This crime had repercussions beyond the rapist, his victims, and the rape. The crime infected anyone and everything associated with it.
Yet, as I write this, I question his centrality to the story as I consider the new increments. I wonder at that intimate and powerless person who became the victim of the victim. Whereas the supporting players remain supporting, he throws the story off center. As I hear new voices enter into this story, that one is the most eerily silent and that person carries the heaviest burden of responsibility. I cannot yet find a proper metaphor for his voice. If Arrow’s act was like a sonic boom, moving outward from its source and shaking everything in its path, then this person’s voice is an echo returning the waves with an equal amount of destruction. Except Arrow will not feel the repercussion.
Arrow has moved on to somewhere else doing the same thing as he always had. He was investigated some years ago, but the child victim in that instance was too afraid to testify, which severely weakens any such case. Arrow's earlier victims who are now old enough to defend themselves have cases that are beyond the statute of limitations. I resist the temptation to link to a website that shows his current venture in luring new vicitms. With no conviction against him, any exposure is libel.