At present, before your ultimate solution, ever comes into play, what possible incentive will they have to come forward?
Allow me to present an analogy:
Trump made it ok for many people to come out and vocally proclaim views they previously felt unable to.
Trump made unacceptable things ok.
If you’re looking for solutions to issues, wouldn’t drawing them out willingly, like Trump did, be step 1
It wasn’t necessary. His eyes were glowing at remembering it. I dunno: maybe that part was necessary. I suppose if he came across more humble and apologetic it would’ve been better, but it’s hard enough for guys who work with kids as it is: THEY are GENUINELY VIRTUOUS…
but.. telling the world HOW CLOSE he came to committing a crime without committing it _really_ was squeamish and brings back the notion of all guys who work with kids are… like him. Total step backwards.
I think there _should_ be a safe avenue for them to get treatment and assistance, monitoring and the like. Years ago, churches served that function: I remember a few in my church growing up: One dude named Charlie used to ‘hit on’ all the scouts, asking them to come to his house and mow his lawn and do chores. But we knew better: we were warned. He was part of the community and the other adults kept an eye on him.
But that social structure barely exists anymore. I don’t know if it was ‘better’ then or not, just that things are different. Maybe monitored Internet ‘support groups’ can serve a similar function, I dunno. I’m sure _some_ authority has been monitoring their activities for some time and if they weren’t, they will now, so there’s that.