This child abuse story from Erin page was
created August 19, 2007 and was originally posted on August 13, 2007 as story #177.
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.
Erin is from Mudgreeaba, Queensland, Australia.
The following child abuse story from Erin depicts:
physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse
The child abuse effects on Erin: removed from the home into foster care, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, promiscuity
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I was about 6 when it all started to happen.
My parents divorced when i was 4, my first memories is when my mum and dad
would be yelling at each other though they'd never hurt me. I moved to Qld
[Queensland] when i was 4 with my mum older sis 6 and younger bro 2. The next
2years were fine though my mum struggled to put food on the table and was very
depreesed we spent alot of time at my grandparents place (they were foster
carers) one of the boys that she looked after raped me. My sis however got
raped by two of them this happened until i was 7.
When my mum met peter (my step dad) he was
really nice, take us places give us choclates that's until he married my mum.
Thats when i was 6. He was very abusive always calling us (sis & bro) names
whenever we'd do something he didn't like he'd get the metal chains with hooks
to hold up pot plants to the roof and hit us with them. The abuse continued
until i was about 11. By that time he didn't do it to my sis and i as much as he used to he would just call us
things but that was still pretty hurtful. My bro got it the worst though he get
beaten everyday he would have dark blue bruises on him the size of softballs.
He'd always wear jumpers and stuff to cover his bruisers. Peter started
molesting my sis and i when i was 12 my sis got molested when she was 12 also
but her's started 2years before it started happening to me. The molestation
continued for about 6months until i couldn't live any longer. My sis and i came
into foster care and i tryed to kill myself for a year and a half, i also
turned to self mutilation and sex to fill in my needs.
4 years has passed now i have a wonderful boyfriend and life i still have suicidal thoughts but i get through it.
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Child abuse story from Erin was re-formatted June 1, 2015
From Victim to Victory
How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life