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Dec 23, 2007
I applaud your decision to NOT speak with your brother...
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

Your mother had a duty to protect you from your brother. She knew how violent he was, yet she still left you alone with him. And because her failure to protect you went on for many years and she was aware of his extremely violent nature, it was nothing short of neglect; definitely a form of child abuse.

But beyond your mother's duty, I kept asking myself why the hospital failed to report your injuries as suspected child abuse when you were brought in, especially after the hammer incident. They had a LEGAL duty to report. And so did your teachers. And so did your grandmother. In fact, SO DID EVERYONE!

As for your mother's insistence that you speak with your sadistic and molesting brother, AND the fact that she continues to "pretend that she still doesn't know" . . . her judgment is so deficient, so severely impaired that she can't be trusted around your son. And neither can your brother. He may be in prison right now, but eventually, he'll get out. Then what? Given what you've stated, your mother will probably wrap loving arms around him and then try to convince you and your son to develop a loving relationship with him. STAY AWAY! Your duty is now to your 2-year-old little boy AND his mother.

Alyria, I see you're from Canada. Consider filing a formal complaint with the authorities over what your brother was doing to you when you were a child. Not much may SEEM to come of it, but at the very least, the police will have your statement on record, which could help another victim. Yes, you read correctly: another victim. Sex offenders do not change their ways. Your brother molested you; when he gets out of jail, he'll likely molest someone else. Please consider this.

Your feelings of betrayal and abandonment must be overwhelming at times, Alyria. I strongly urge you to enter into some form of counselling to help you deal with those feelings. You owe it to yourself, and now you owe it to your son to stay healthy.

Jan 11, 2008
Pain is rare.
by: Anonymous

Thats really awful what he did to u. Now things are better. He deserves to be in jail.

Jan 15, 2008
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Jan 19, 2008
wow
by: Anonymous

Wow thats scary. I feel so sorry for you.

Jan 28, 2008
pretty sad
by: Anonymous

i belive your story and it really touch me of what happend to you and what the guy you like did to u. it isnt fair.

Nov 25, 2011
Wrong
by: Anonymous

Your mother closed her eyes to a crime.....she had a legal obligation to do something about it, even if she didn't know about it back then, she has a legal obligation to do something about it now that you have told her.....and she's still burying her head in the sand. I realize as a mother she doesn't wanto to go against one of her children and takes side,s but a crime has been committed here and even though it was a long time ago, I think there must be some law that says she has to report it now that she's been told. If someone came ot me now and told me they killed someone 20 yrs ago I would still go to the police and report it, I would have to wouldn't I?? Well this was a crime also, and your mother has a legal obligation to report it.

DON'T let your brother anywhere near your child...EVER.....not even long enough for you to get up and go to the bathroom or get a drink of water, don't even allow him the house where your son lives...NOT EVER.....divorce him from your life for good, for the sake of your own son....this is best.

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