It’s the not knowing that most torments the Williams family today — coupled with the painful efforts to keep the word out that this is an open case.
What I’ve gotten to wondering is why isn’t this case a national story? Is it because we’re “just” dealing with a decent, middle-class, American male? If he were a blond girl instead of a guy, would it make a difference? What is it in today’s society that forgets to focus on males as victims?
We read of female teachers seducing young male teens and there’s rarely outrage — it’s sort of winked at and forgotten (and gently punished).