This child abuse story from Leighanne page was
created June 28, 2007 and was originally posted on June 15, 2007 as story #148.
Leighanne is from Lebanon, Tennessee, USA
The following child abuse story from Leighanne
depicts: sexual abuse at the hands of her brother and physical and emotional
abuse at the hands of her sister
The child abuse effects on Leighanne: anxiety,
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The first thing that I remember happening to
me was the sexual abuse when I was in 1st grade. I had walked in on my mom and
dad doing it, and then ran and told my brother and sister. My sister didn't
believe me, but my brother took note. He told me to come into his room and he
closed the door. It was there that he told me that he "will show me what Mom
and Dad are doing." He then asked me to do things with him. Following, he
finally did the last. I don't know if I'm still a virgin.
I remember that my sister was always mad at
me. This one time she broke the brown sugar bag, and when I told her that I
wouldn't help her clean it up, she took my arm, slung me around the kitchen,
and threw me into the wall.
My brother and my sister also locked me into
a closet when I was little. I then started developing claustrophobia. My sister
knew this and soon after, sat on a trash can with me under it and laughed
hysterically while I was screaming and clawing at the grass underneath to see
While those two hold some of the most negative effects to my current day, there are still emotional and verbal abuse stories that have not been told. Due to these past experiences, I now have severe anxiety, depression, and claustrophobia. They all started when I was in the first grade, and I have found that I am never truly happy.
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Child abuse story from Leighanne was re-formatted June 3, 2015
From Victim to Victory
How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life