child abuse story from Misty page was created March 25, 2007 and was originally
posted on March 9, 2007 as story #91.
is from Blackshear, Georgia, USA
following child abuse story from Misty depicts sexual abuse. Misty also
identified that she suffered through physical abuse and emotional abuse.
The child abuse effects on Misty: she kept the secret out of fear of not being believed, Misty reports she continues to remember the abuse as though it just happened
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To the best of my knowledge, I was at most 7 years old when I can remember the first real night of terror I endured, although the signs began much earlier.
It was a Thursday night, about 11:30. My mom was at work. Me and my siblings were home with her then boyfriend. I remember wearing an extra long pink flannel nightgown with small dark pink roses. I wonder now why I wore such a thin nightgown in Miami, Florida. I woke up to a cold sticky feeling between my legs.
At first, I thought it was a dream. Then I realized I was actually awake. I stayed still, trying to make heads of what was happening to me. I saw the T.V. on, and I remember that I felt his breath on my little body. He tried to penetrate my bottom, but he was too big. He began prodding at my vagina with his penis. I was starting to cry silently. I just wanted my mom. It felt like hours. The pain continued. I wanted to throw up. Then I heard a vehicle. Thank goodness, my mom was home.
The truck shut off. I didn't hear the doors close. My mom was taking time to talk to her boss in the driveway. Meanwhile, her boyfriend was busy cleaning my privates with a cold rag, turning off his dirty movies, dressing me, and putting me back to bed.
I woke up the next morning and I felt sick. I wanted to tell my mom, but I knew he would call me a liar. I left it alone and prayed it would never happen again. Those dreams would never be answered....
What I just told you is one hundred percent true. I am now twenty-five and still remember that day as vivid as if it had happened today.
Not only did the sexual abuse continue, but so did the physical abuse that I had been suffering for years before. It was only years later that I discovered that I was not his only victim. He had physically, emotionally, and mentally abused my whole family for seven long years. He also sexually abused my sister and his own daughter. Even though I made an effort to get him prosecuted for his actions, he remains a free man. A very sick and disturbed one at best. Each day he is free, I get molested all over again.
I hope through telling my story I will help heal my wounds as well as expose others' wounds. I will probably never get to share the full extent of my abuse, but I am thankful for every opportunity to help myself and others.
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Child abuse story from Misty was re-formatted June 6, 2015
From Victim to Victory
How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life