Reasons you shouldn’t sleep with a prostitute. A. Your wife will hate you. B. Your name will be all over town for getting caught with a hooker. C. You might catch something and pass it on to your kid.
For one Australia Dad, the answer is all of the above. His then 5-year-old daughter was removed from the family home in 2006 when she was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. He admitted to consorting with a prostitute in Bali, but said he never touched his daughter inappropriately. The dad claims she contracted the disease by using the same towel.
As improbable as it sounds (and it did to the first court who heard the case), a judge has sent the little girl back to her parents – including a mom who is a “less than enthusiastic supporter” of her husband (see above – answer A). Judge Jonathan Williams says there isn’t enough evidence the girl was actually abused. He believes the father.
That a judge would put a child back in the home of a suspected molester without being 100 percent certain is creepy enough. But so is the fact that a number of STDs could easily be passed to a child – even, according to reputable health sources, by a shared towel.
Public Pubic lice (that’s the real name for crabs, folks), can be transferred by sharing a bed with someone (and who hasn’t slept with their child in the bed at one point or another) or that shared towel. The same goes for scabies. And oral herpes, it turns out, can be transmitted, well, orally. So next time you have a cold sore, you might want to refrain from showing off how good those pureed pears are by licking their spoon.
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