Since 1996, William Burke, 53, has been using plethysmograph? (PPG) and other controversial testing practices in an attempt to prevent child abuse. While his methods have pure intentions, they are not always seen as positive; in fact, one Lowcountry judge dubbed Burke as a “witch doctor” at one time.
So what in the world is PPG technology? Essentially, it’s a penile lie detector. It measures arousal while the patient is exposed to photographs and/or audio recordings. Burke uses data from PPG and other tests to make risk recommendations. He explains: “If a man accused of molesting his stepdaughter is brought in and tests positive for arousal to young girls, I will suggest he not be allowed back home.”
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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