interesting boomer. To me, these men, none of them, fit the model of what I would consider normal.
Of course, what IS normal? Me and thee I suppose.
Old man, with his maybe less than average intellect, seemed like someone who impressed me as someone who was always out of it his entire life.
I saw the pain in his eyes when he said he had been abused as a child, right after he said a couple times in a row (with was I heard as aggitation in his voice), "the cycle's got to stop! the cycle's got to stop!") If he lived in my neighborhood, I would see him as a slightly befuddled old guy, someone who had always been marginal.
I'll tell you one thing, that cheezy wig creeped me out.
The father guy? I think I'd view him as not normal if I was around him. It came out that even before his daughter lived with him, he was living in some rented room somewhere. Never mind he had his 12 year old move into that room with him, I'd think it was odd if he had a son move into that situation. A normal person would have found somewhere else, maybe not that nice if that was all he could afford, but someplace where you didn't have to be in the same room together all the time.
Long hair? Yeah, he was a braggart "I was real trouble in high school. I was the one who was going to bring that place falling down around my ears" He had that "I'm either the best or the worst" thing going on (I was so neglected, she idolized me, etc) He wasn't normal, he was the one who, IMO came closest to saying a few times something to the effect that 'it wasn't my fault'
Rapist boy? What a weasel.
I'm not saying I would immediately look at them and say "pedophile", but I wouldn't think they fit in anywhere.
There was a flicker at times with all of them that they weren't at all sorry, and would do it again.
None of them could quiiiiite keep their stories straight.
The old man saying that even though he didn't think he was hurting the girl, he really was because she had "a skin condition". If you do something that's hurting a 5 year old, especially in that way, they are gonna let you know. Then later on when the therapist was talking about them as a group, saying that they wanted to believe their actions was causing them pleasure, because that made it all right, he was nodding his head along with the rest.
Again, the long hair....he was worst at keeping his story straight, as far as sequence of events.
One other thing, all the, well, not really jargon they were using, but these washed down words they learned in therapy to describe their actions.
"I touched her vagina"
"I had oral copulation with her"
Of course on TV you can't use certain language, but this "I touched her vagina" I'm sure doesn't seem to make them feel as bad as "I finger fucked a five year old"
I'm sure glad at least molest is an ugly word.