Child abuse story from Angele was created February 9, 2007 and was originally posted to my child abuse stories page on February 2, 2007 as story #68. Angele is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The following child abuse story from Angele depicts emotional child abuse, physical child abuse and child neglect.
The child abuse effects on Angele: bitterness, anger, and a strong need for justice.
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Was watching Dateline on television tonight, and when the show mentioned that a statute of limitations does not apply in some places, my breath stopped. I knew what I had to do.
Many decades ago, my mother kidnapped my brother and sister to spite my father. All three siblings were born in Canada, but she never bothered to teach those who were kidnapped the language of their birth country, and to this day I have never had a conversation with my sister. She [my mother] took them to Germany, and has now returned to live in Canada.
People may argue it is my mother, hence, I should leave this alone. I say the fact that she is my mother makes the crime even more horrific. Her selfishness has impacted all three of her children's lives in a negative manner that is beyond comprehension. There is a very good reason why people are put in jail for kidnapping.
It would be a lot easier to leave this alone if she would not have used a preteen daughter as a scapegoat for all that went wrong in her life . . . turned the siblings not only against their father, but also against me, the sister. The sister who was left behind with a very bitter man.
The mother whose nickname for me was pig has come back to Canada, and has not stopped with the verbal abuse. When she dragged me by the hair as a little girl, I was thinking that when I grew larger I would do the same to her. Did not get the chance because she took off with my baby brother and sister.
She has opened old wounds with her meddling. I believe at the very least I deserve to have her stop scapegoating me and to accept the fact that she committed a crime. An admission of wrongdoing is out of the question with this woman, unless something she respects (such as the law) steps in.
From a past-middle-age-woman who feels like a child stuck back there.
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