Child abuse story from Amanda was created November 23, 2006 and was originally posted to my child abuse stories page on October 26, 2006 as story #46. Amanda is from Lynden, Washington, USA.
Child abuse story from Amanda depicts sexual abuse at the hands of a family friend, and emotional abuse from the family friend as well as her parents.
As of the date of this posting, Amanda is only sixteen years old. The child abuse effects on her: feelings of betrayal and self-blame. Amanda is currently in foster care.
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When I was young I was always polite to everyone and I never thought of what I was doing. So one day I said hi to this guy and he knew my mom. He thought that I was really sweet and wanted to take me and his two daughters out to Taco Bell.
When we got there, he decided to take us to a park to eat our lunch. We were on the merry-go-round, and he said that he would pay me $1 to touch his penis. I didn't take the offer because I knew better. Well, when I said no, he grabbed me and threw me in the car and told me I was to do what he said or else I would die. So I followed directions, and before I knew it I was being raped.
I eventually told my mom and dad, and they went over and talked to him about it. He denied the whole thing. My parents didn't believe me because I was 12 and I could make things up.
Three or four years down the road I was continually raped and then he started raping his daughters too. They told, and their mother believed them, so she called the cops. Sure enough, they were raped. I am happy to say now that he is in prison for a very long time.
I am now 16, and I am trying to cope with being in foster care and having that on my mind every day, and thinking of how I could have changed it.
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