This child abuse story from Katherine page was
created July 12, 2007 and was originally posted on June 23, 2007 as story #152.
Katherine is from Canberra, Australia
The following child abuse story from Katherine
depicts: sexual abuse and emotional abuse at the hands of her cousin
The child abuse effects on Katherine: shame, fear, inappropriate talk of sex, fear of men
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I was 10 years old I was abused by my 16 year old cousin. Because I was only 10
years old, I didn't know what sexual things were, and he new that. I was always
very emotional, as my mum and dad divorced recently before that.
time I went over to his house he would take me into the garage and make me give
him handy. The first time he told me to do this I said no. He said that something
would happen at the end if I did, so being curious, I did. Then he would tell
me to play games with him, such as doctor. One game he called 1, 2, 3. In this
game, if he said 1, I would have to pull up my t-shirt, 2 was pull down my
pants, and 3 was turn around. When he told me to play this game, I said no. He
yelled at me and said I would get into trouble. I got worried he would tell my
mum, so I did what he said.
can't really remember how long this went on for, but it went for awhile. I am now
13 years old, and in year 8. I haven't told anyone about this, except for a few
close friends. I didn't tell my mum or dad cause I was scared that my cousin
might get mad at me. But now I don't want to tell them cause I am ashamed. I
still see my cousin, and I don't know if he knows I remember what he did to me.
has stuffed my life, I talk about sex a lot to my friends when I shouldn't. And
I get all weird around 17- up to 45-year-old guys. Every time I see a guy, I
think he is going to hurt me.
I want to get over this, but it's hard when I still see my cousin and can't really talk about it with people.
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