FixedIt: Rape, kidnapping and child porn is not a “Sleeping Beauty fetish”

Binh ‘Ben’ Chung, 43, was convicted of kidnapping, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, and four counts of sexual assault. He used ketamine to render his victims unconscious and filmed himself raping them. One of his victims was a teenage girl.

All these details are included in the article, but all we know from the headline on 7 News is that he’s a Doctor (and therefore a respectable member of society) and that he has a “Sleeping Beauty fetish”.

Seems a bit unfair to put a guy in prison for 50 years just because he finds a cartoon character attractive, right?

Minimising and erasing sexual violence in headlines is insidiously telling the public that crimes like rape and kidnapping are not serious and deeply traumatic for the victims. Around 60 per cent of people only read the headlines, so most people who see this will never know the crimes this man committed.


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