This child abuse story from Jessica was created
October 2, 2006 and was originally posted on September 19, 2006 as story #34.
Jessica is from Dallas, Texas, USA
The following child abuse story from Jessica depicts sexual abuse by her father and emotional abuse by both her mother and her father.
The child abuse effects on Jessica: fear, uncertainty and confusion
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Well, one day I went over to my god sister's
house. It was over the summer, and I stayed there because my dad was working.
It turned out that he was staring at my breasts when we were walking, and my
god sister told me that. He slid his hand across them, and it bothers me every
time I think about it.
Another problem I have is with my mom. I live with my dad because my parents separated because my mom was addicted to drugs, and I've heard she was cheating on him. I was mad when this happened, and I know my mom is guilty but she acts innocent and it bothers me so much!! Please someone help me. I'm scared...
FROM DARLENE - PLEASE NOTE: I
receive many letters from children and youth who are in abusive situations. All
of them ask me to help them. I cannot personally help any child or youth who is
currently dealing with abuse when I don't have a definitive way to identify
them or where they live--it turns out that an e-mail address is not enough for
Social Services to locate a child.
After receiving her story submission, I wrote
Jessica. I urged her to contact Child Help USA, as I advise ALL children and
youth who write me of their abuse.
Child Help can be reached at 1-800-4-A-CHILD.
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Child abuse story from Jessica was re-formatted June 2, 2015
From Victim to Victory
How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life