And not all rape is soggy.
The monument is a hazard to navigation which stymies the local space-lanes. if a species is flummoxed by it, and run home with tales of being used as soldiers in some war fought by dickheads, and they all decide to stay planet bound for another hundred years, then they're wussies who wouldn't function in the presence of a real threat and it's a good thing that they know how to hide.
Your analogy about the rapist is fine.
but is this internal or external matter?
Should you deal with it?
Should Your police deal with it?
Or should some random foreign vagrant just be handing out their foreign justice indiscriminately?