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My Daughter was Sexually Abused

by Rebecca B.
(United Kingdom)

What do you do when you have no knowledge of sexual abuse? What do you do when you feel that people aren't there to help you and direct you in life? What does one do when an ordinary day turns into the worst one of your life?

My daughter who's six tells me that a trusted man who we have known over number of years has been touching her in her private places and that it has been over a period of months. I felt sick and still do to this day. The police were called in and Social Services. After a lot of questioning to my daughter they confirmed that it was true. They questioned him, yet no action was taken as there was not enough evidence. I was then left in limbo. I can't sleep. I feel sick. I don't know anyone who's been in the same boat as me. I feel angry that he lives on the same street as me. Sometimes I feel so mad.

My mind just keeps replaying that day, over and over again. I can't move on. Please someone reply, even to offer advice. I don't know what to feel or expect. My worst nightmare came true.

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