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my older brother

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:08 pm
by stellar
Ok here goes...

I'm posting this on here because I can't talk to anyone about this because I'm afraid of what will happen if my family ever find out.

Basically, I am at uni, and every time I come home to visit, my family computer has been used to look at "pre-teen" porn. I know this because although my brother deletes the temporary files, he doesn't clear the google search bar thingy ( i don't think he knows how).

I am afraid he is a paedophile. There is no other way of wording it. My parents are divorced, and this is my mum's pc he has been using. The first time I found this, I told my Dad, who admitted that when he was still living with us he found indecent pictures in my brother's room, but didn't say anything because he thought my brother would "grow out of it". This was when he was 16. He is now 28. If I keep telling my Dad he may do something about it and ring the police,but outwardly my brother is such a nice person, but aren't they all, outside? Like Ian Huntley, he appeared nice when first interviewed (before it was discovered he was a psychopathic murdering paedo).

I am torn on this issue. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. This sickens me. It makes me sick to think that my older brother, a person I have always loved and respected looks at this vile, horrid material, which is a violation of innocence, yet he is still my brother.

Please help :( :(

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:31 pm
by luvva
Oki um, well I would say that I think you need to do something. I know he's your brother, and I'm not saying he would do anything, but like you said, you can never really be sure.

I can understand that with him being your brother, everything is a lot more complicated, but it is the right thing to do.

If you didn't want to do that straight away, you could try and mention to your brother that you know, and that he has to stop, but there's no way of knowing for sure, as he may just realise how you've worked it out, and start covering his tracks more.

I'd always be worried that I hadn't done something, and let something really bad happen, but this decision is up to you really.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:42 am
by JennaXXX
I think you should tell him that you know. I also think that you should warn him of the trouble he might get into to through viewing this kind of material on the internet.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:24 pm
by stellar
thank you both for your replies, this is a matter that i am finding increasingly worrying.

i was thinking of sending him an email warning him that i know and of the trouble he could get into if anybody found out.

i think i will tell my dad what i have found though. it would be stupid to just let him continue doing this, as luvva says, if he ever did do anything really terrible i would always feel responsible.