People, I understand that your dishonest refusal to engage anything I have said about this case is not personal. You are driven into this frenzy by larger social forces and agendas of which you evidently have no comprehension, but which the state understands very well.
Oddly, the fetishization of victimhood has made you utterly blind to the question of actual harm. While your government carries out war crimes, murders, tortures etc. on a daily basis, you compete with the worst religious crazies to demonize a private individual, an artist living on another continent, for an event of the remote past that even you cannot show to have caused serious harm or injury to anyone.
Think for a minute.
Get a Grip!
It is NOT dishonest refusal of anything. No private individual should sexually take advantage of a child! I have a grip on reality, but I am not so sure you do. This has nothing to do with religion or anything like that. Such things DO cause serious harm to a child, whether you care to acknowledge it or not. What did someone do to you in which you just accept it being OK to take advantage of a child? Facing a murder would be a whole lot simpler to face than a child molester because the person doesn’t have to live with the lifelong consequences of it.
You want the religious side of it? The religious side of it is to enable the abuser, force the victim to convert, and call it all God’s will, leaving the victims of abuse in the hands of the abuser. THAT is the religious side and they demonize the victim not the offender. We are the ones protecting the child. The religious don’t protect the child. So who are you to say we have succumbed to religious views? That is totally wrong!