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May 13, 2008
Your father is likely STILL offending...DON'T continue to keep the secret
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Erin, let me be clear: You didn't LET your father do anything. He had all the power; you had none. He used your youth, your naivete and vulnerabilities against you. Don't EVER blame yourself for what he did to you; the blame lies squarely on his shoulders.

There are many reasons that sexual assault victims don't disclose the abuse they are dealing with. Please read through the following pages for some additional information that might help you:Erin, beyond the additional information above, I must tell you that sex offenders do not change their offending ways. It is highly likely your father has, and is, offending someone else. If you had sisters, he likely molested them. If there are young girls in your family, he will find a way to molest them. They need to be protected. I don't know if you have legal recourse—statute of limitations is applied on a state by state basis—but if you don't act by disclosing the sexual abuse at the hands of your father, even if it's just to put the details on record, he WILL continue to offend.

To have been sexually assaulted over and over again by your own father, that is the ultimate in betrayal, Erin, the ultimate. I urge you to enter into some form of counselling help you deal with the resulting effects. You're worth that kind of help. Not only will you be better for that kind of help, your marriage to Jon will be better for it too.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

May 16, 2008
Tell on the Pig!
by: Linda

The name "Father" doesn't apply to that Child MOLESTER."Tell your mother, his church, the police, child welfare or anyone who can get him out of society. No little girl is safe frome him.I can't believe he hides his filthy behavior in a church. He's hellbound for sure! Good luck to you and keep your future children safe and do the right thing.

Jun 04, 2008
I agree with linda
by: Anonymous

if he can do it to you his own daughter he will not think twice when the little girl down the street comes over after school everyday and looks at him like a father figure i know! HE WONT STOP UNLESS YOU STOP HIM!!

Jun 12, 2008
To Erin R:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I'm posting this in an effort to release the other comments currently trapped in queue for this submission; there is a system glitch that has yet to be resolved. My sincere apologies for the delay in getting these comments to appear on this page. I realize it's an inconvenience, but rest assured, I continue to work at trying to fix this problem.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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