This child abuse story from Dominique page was created July 30, 2007 and was originally posted on July 20, 2007 as story #162.PLEASE NOTE: This story has not been edited for grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure or Internet-eze. Where necessary, I have edited for length and inappropriate or gratuitously graphic content.
Dominique is from Houston, Texas, USA.
The following child abuse story from Dominique depicts:
sexual abuse and physical abuse at the hand of her stepfather, and child
neglect at the hands of her mother
The child abuse effects on Dominique: broken ribs, broken cheek bone, due to the abuse Dominique suffered she may not be able to have children, feelings of betrayal for her mother who didn't believe her when she told, inability to forgive her mother; when she grows up, Dominique wants to be a lawyer for children who are victims of abuse
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i was only 8 when it happned and now i am 13.
it started as a normal day my mom left for work my step dad stayed home as i
was gettin ready to walk out the door he asked me if i wanted to stay
home. being 8 i said sure not knowin that that was goin to be one of the worst
desions of my life.
i sat down to watch tv in the living room and he said to go to his room and watch tv, and i did. about 10 minent later he came in with his shirt off and comin toward me. i asked him if he wanted for me to leave he said no just drink this. and he handed me a glass of wat i thought normal apple jucie nope he had drugged and about 5 mins later i was out cold. i woke up three hours later with him on top of me and my insides burnin w/ pain. i started to scream he told me to shut up and i started to cry thats when the beating started he punched me and told me to stop and i didnt so he threw me aginst a wall and stoped and told me i was a wast of space and to go to my room i ran up the stairs and grabbed the phone and called my mother and told her and what she said hurt more than the abuse it self "Dominique just because u dont like paul and u still cant get over ur father's death doesnt mean u get to make up stories and no daughter of mine will be stayin stuff like" i hung up and called 911 they came arrested him and took me to the hospital i had 3 broken ribs and my cheek bone was broken and they told me i would never be able to have kids when i got older. my mother said she was sorry about a million times but still to this day i have not toally forgivin her. i know its wrong but, because she cant pick the good guys for the bad i had to pay NOT her me and my body had to pay. because of that insadince in my life i know what i wanna be when i grow up. i wanna be a lawer for children who have been abuse. i want to thank this site for makin a place where kids can tell their stories and the moss point police.
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Child abuse story from Dominique was re-formatted May 31, 2015
From Victim to Victory
How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life