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Oct 08, 2008
TELL...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Kristen, if what you've disclosed above is true you absolutely must tell someone, preferably the authorities; otherwise, nothing will change. Whether what you described is actually considered child abuse, I can't say; not enough information. The only reason I'm posting your story (and I did consider not posting it) is to advise you to tell and get some help. You are in way over your head. You, your sister and your mother are at just as much risk if you DON'T tell.

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

Oct 11, 2008
drug dealer
by: Anonymous

kristen1, if you keep quiet this will still keep hapining, and it might happen to your sister if he really knows where you live, and im sure thats something you wouldnt be able to live with, you should tell your mom or the proper athorities for you saftey and your familys, would you post again so we know you are safe?

Oct 14, 2008
...Help
by: Louise123

If you got in to drugs thats your problum ..
All i could say is Im sorry for what has happened to you !
And i hope you are okay If you tell the Police or someone you trust to not tell other people .. There are some Good People out there who could help you !

***Comment edited by Darlene Barriere - Webmaster***

Louise

Note from Darlene: Louise, I do appreciate that you want to help Kristen; you are obviously a very caring person to want to do so. I must point out, however, that I have a strict policy that does not permit the inclusion of personal information, including email addresses. This policy is there to protect ALL my visitors, to keep them safe. I have no way of preventing those with ulterior and less-than-honourable intentions of picking up that personal information and using it for harm. I trust you understand, and will respect this policy while visiting my site. Thank you, Louise.

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

Oct 16, 2008
I think.
by: Anonymous

I think the best thing you could do is tell someone! The police are not really going to be interested in the fact that you stole some drugs, especially because you gave them back. The crime these men are committing is much more serious than stealing something illegal off them. Chances are, if you tell the police, the fact that these men have drugs will work in your favor. You need to tell the police the whole story including where the drugs are so that when they bust the men they can get them for possession, if not trafficking of a prohibited substance.

If the man knows that you have a young sister and that you won't tell anyone aren't you worried that he could move onto your sister without you knowing? Don't think you are protecting your sister by not telling anyone, you are leaving her open to a sexual predator who knows where she lives and knows when her mother isn't home.

I think your mother should know also. I would probably find this bit the hardest to deal with myself. I never told my Mum about what happened to me and when I look back on it, it was one of the biggest mistakes I ever made, it caused a huge rift in our relationship that has lasted almost a lifetime.

Its probably for the best that you do move, I know living in a bad neighborhood can mean bad things when it comes to the influence of drugs and so on. If your Mum knew what had happened to you don't you think she would find a way to move town? That would be a great way to save your little sister from a lot of things that you have experienced yourself.

Oct 19, 2008
Same Situation..
by: Anonymous

Hello Kristen, I recently posted my story. In a way mine is like yours. I didnt tell for a year partly because i was drunk when it happened, and i didnt want my parents to know that.After that it wasnt brought to public untill 3 more years. once it was i found out he had been doing the same thing to my best friend since she was 9. Even if he wouldnt get convicted, wich im sure he would, you still need to do this for you and your family's safety. Authority can help you in finding a home away from him.And also, i had a life full of drugs that you talked about and now im clean.Please get yourself help with that also because it will only make this road harder,please trust me.

Oct 21, 2008
Kristen's abuse
by: Amy

Kristen...you need to call the local rape center for your state and report this. Once you do this, they will contact the officials and get the ball rolling because there are certain diseases that you may have been in contact with and you can get quick treatment for. The longer you wait the worse it will be. What has happened to you is NOT your fault. They are addicted and you may be too. You need to get help for your "social" drugging" like a rehab. or at Narc-anon, narcotic anonymous they will help because other people there have drug issues and some have been abused. It's also confidential and every city has a meeting place. You should NOT walk home alone, have anyone walk with you. If you're alone that's when it happens. Tell your mom, involve her...you are not to blame and all the counselors and officials will tell you and your mom the same thing. Get OFF of the drugs because that lowers your awareness...Good luck and I'll pray for your strength...Amy

Nov 02, 2008
NO MORE PAIN...
by: Anonymous

KRISTEN YOU SHOULD SO TELL SOMEONE THAT YOU KNOW WILL BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
EVEN IF U THINK THERE IS NO ONE TO HELP THERE IS (POLICE,FAMILY,SCHOOL)
SOMEONE YOU TRUST AND FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH. I KNOW SO MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH SOMETHING SIMILAR LIKE YOURS. THEY HAVE ENDED UP TELLING SOMEONE THAT THEY KNEW WOULD HELP THEM BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T TAKE THE PAIN NO MORE AND GUESS WHAT :]] IT DID HELP THEM...
THEY GOT HELP AND NOW THEY ARE LIVING BETTER WITH THEIR LIFE AND THERE IS NO FEAR THEY GO THROUGH NO MORE.

PLEASE GET HELP AT THE END YOU MIGHT END UP NOT BEING THE ONLY ONE HURT BUT YOUR SISTER AND MOTHER AS WELL CAN GET HURT SINCE YOU SAY THE GUY KNOWS WHERE YOU LIVE.
YOU DONT WANT YOUR FAMILY TO GET HURT ALSO RIGHT SO PLEASE GET HELP.
I KNOW IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN A WAY YOU WILL BE THANKFULL YOU DID SPEAK UP.


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