Dear Reporters at smh (specifically, Chris Johnston and his editors, but y’all can feel free to pay attention),
When you are reporting on the rape of a child that spanned four years of her life, starting at age 14, it is NOT, under any circumstances whatsoever, ok to report it as a ‘sexual relationship’.
It is rape. It is pedophilia. It is a horrible disgusting thing that should never have been done to somebody, let alone perpetrated by someone in a position of care over the child.
And no, I don’t care if you were merely reporting what the school friends told you. Still not appropriate. It’s not a consenting sexual relationship between two adults. (Also, given that you didn’t use quote marks around the phrase, you can’t claim you’re just reporting a straight quote).
Get your act together smh. This is unacceptable and disappointing.
Sincerely pissed off,