No. He wasn't. HE. WASN'T. He was a child killer, NOT a child abuser.
Uh...wouldn't killing count as abuse?
There was a fantastic article in the Economist on euphemisms about a month ago, have a read here: http://www.economist.com/node/21541767
Anyway, in this week's issue there was a funny little reader's letter:
"SIR - Your article on euphemisms ("Making murder respectable", December 17th) brought to mind the following crime report:
She was decapitated and disembowelled. She was however not interfered with."