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Kidnapping case offered lessons
Kidnapping case offered lessons

Heather Harris' commentary, "Media message unfair to missing child" (Nov. 20), misreads the message sent by the police and the media in the recent case of the abducted Baltimore County girl. She suggests that the "noise" created leads people to think that a missing 12-year-old girl is no big deal or that we shouldn't care too much about her because she "had a history of engaging with men online." I cared about this missing child. I prayed that she would be returned safely to her family. I also thought that she directly contributed to her kidnapping. That's the message I heard in all the noise that was generated, and it's exactly the message...

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