No Justice in Child Abuse Case

by Anonymous
(Dallas, Texas, USA)

Child sexually abused and the justice system claims they cannot pursue a case: 
I have a child that was sexually abused at the age of 5 years. Last year she came forward - after her younger sister began talking about an episode of memories she started having as a result of something that triggered her memories. She talked about the memories that involved herself and her sister (oldest) being taught how to kiss (by their father) and how not to be kissed. The younger sister said, she recalled them being held - each by an arm while this instruction (as it was called) of kissing occurred. The memories of the oldest, that began to come back were her times of being taught to kiss, but that went further. "Her's", as she stated, "went further than the kissing - hers were sexual."

She went on to state what happened. She went to her school asst. principal to talk to about the incidents that happened to her when she was 5 years. That school official reported the incident. I took my daughter to have her statement taken by the police. The case was assigned to a detective. The detective interviewed the father. Of course, the father denied sexually abusing the child etc. Because he denied the abuse, the detective couldn't submit it for prosecution.

I'm told because the cases that occur to children when they are very little, or cases that did occur at young age and are recalled later in life are difficult to prosecute successfully. So, these children who are abused at such a young age are out of luck if there are no witnesses/ evidence....

I want to pursue rights for these children; children who are sexually abused at young ages and grow up with no rights because of time. I want to find the right people to pursue laws to protect all of these children throughout their lives.

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Sep 09, 2009
Start in political circles...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

My heart goes out to you and your daughters. You are dealing with the unfortunate realities of a heartless and less-than-adequate justice system. You now have an extremely worthy cause ahead of you. I suggest you start with your local congressman/woman. If you don't have the name and contact information, do a Google search using the keyword phrase "Congressman in Dallas Texas". I wish you and your daughters all the best. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Sep 09, 2009
I agree, i want the laws changed!
by: wisconsin

If you can figure out how to change the law or rally for this, I would be willing to work with you. I to have the same situation for our two girls! And because the some time has passed the law lets it slide and the mother (abuser) gets to keep right on seeing them when they refuse!

Nov 21, 2009
you are not alone
by: jess d

wow.i feel you living that right now.i was raped and molested by my stepfather.also my bother and happened from 4 yrs old til i was 14. now im 28 yrs old.i just went to the police station 1 wk ago and the det said i missed the statue of limitations! so damn after so many yrs of me struggling i finally have the guts to stand up for myself and the law says "sorry too bad"?i really want you to tell your daughters to be strong fight for their lives will be a longr and harder journey but it will be worth it. we have to be strong.these men are not better than us. we deserve better justice.i guess we have to go farther and look up more laws and get more people involed so that they can understand what we went thru and are still going thru. if they wanna talk have em leave a comment here.maybe they can help me.again thank you for your story,you should be a proud mother cuz my mother never believed my sister back when i was 8yrs old. your daughter are lucky in that way and so unlucky in other ways.god bless you all.

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