Turn In Your Loved Ones – 4/52 Ways to Stop Pedophiles
It takes a brave heart to call the police and report the crimes of those you love most.
Mary Jost deserves our deep respect for turning in her twin brother, Christopher Norman Jost. Christopher called Mary on January 7, to say he was in trouble after he forced a 19-year old woman into the church where he worked, then sexually assaulted her.
Christopher has a criminal history of raping and abusing girls as young as ten years old. He’d been in prison. He managed to impress those who supported him as he worked this way through a ten-year supervision ordinance after serving a maximum six-years and six-months sentence for the brutal sexual assault of a 14 year old girl.
Charming and manipulative, according to his sister, Christopher had gained greater and greater levels of trust among the church leaders. Some of them claim to be “shocked” by his slide back into sin.
Mary wasn’t all that surprised. She had a decision to make. As hard as it must have been, I imagine Mary Jost took a deep breath then did the right thing.
It’s easy to believe anyone would have done the same thing in this case. Mary knew her twin brother well, and considered him to be dangerous. Of course she would turn him in, you might say. Don’t rush to judgement. Mary and Christopher were close – she is the one he called for help.
Is there a pedophile in your life, whatever their level of activity, that you can help by reporting to a mental health professional or the police? Do the right thing. Family-secrets and friend-secrets about child sexual abuse, including child porn, serve no one. Be brave. Stop a pedophile, in the name of love.