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Feb 15, 2012
Maggie:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You didn't say how old you are now. In case you are unaware, last year, Virginia extended the statute of limitations on reporting child sexual abuse, assuming the abuse you described happened in Virginia. Check out the article at the following URL for the details: http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2011/02/23/187648.htm

But whether or not the statute of limitations has expired, justice may never be served in the way you'd like it to be. Reporting historical child abuse can be very cathartic, but if it's done because justice is the top priority, it's a recipe for additional victimization. That's why it's so important for the survivor to have a support system in place. I'm not saying don't report it; I'm saying that healing and recovery is so important before one goes the legal route. You've gotten help for your Self, which is the most important thing of all. You can now turn pain into power, something you've begun to do just by posting your story here. And yes, perhaps that also means going the legal route. That's up to you and the system in place. I send you love, light and healing energy, Maggie. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

From Victim to Victory, a memoir
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir


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