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Aug 29, 2009
Sex offenders don't change their offending ways...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

While I'm happy to learn that you have found forgiveness for your brother, I am concerned that his urges remain. Your brother is a sex offender, Rita; and sex offenders don't change their ways. At 15 years old, he not only exerted his power over you by making you give him a blowjob, he was turned on by a 5-year-old, and he knew what he was doing was wrong. I'm sure you don't want to hear this any more than your mother wanted to hear what you told her, but there is every possibility that he continues to molest. As long as you keep the secret, other children may be a risk. It's not your father who's being protected here; it's your brother. And it may be at the expense of another child's innocence taken away.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Aug 30, 2009
From an early age boys and girls know when they do wrong
by: maurice

Rita, Thank you for having the courage to write you story and tell Darlene and her visitors what happened to you at 5 years of age. There's 10 years of a gap between you and your brother. As Darlene in her professional capacity and indeed as an individual knows as a loving caring steward of her site. Her loving words to you is that your brother knew right well what he was doing to you and getting you to do. For now after reading your story all I want from you is that you tell some one in authority who can rid this world of your brother for a time so He will not ruin the innocent lives of other beautiful girls/boys of their childhood as he did yours. I know, Darlene knows you would not want that to happen children. You have the power in your hands to be strong fro their sakes. As he has admitted he did wrong to you and I have no doubt it took tremendous courage for you to challenge Him. As you wrote to him, pass on your story to people who can do something to really let him know he was wrong and ruined your innocence and hurt you you. All the trauma you went through because of what he did, Great you are healing, slowly, now you have found Darlene's site I'm certain you will see the value in LOVING yourself and making a real life for yourself after abuse. No more self harming, no more hurting yourself, Your Therapist will help you. Your special friends will love you and hug you for who you really are NOW. Wonderful and beautiful. Please Rita, LOVE THE ME YOU SEE IN THE MIRROR> I'M SPECIAL, I NEED TO BE EVER SO KIND AND GENTLE ON ME NOW SO I CAN MOVE ON AND LIVE MY LIFE TO THE FULL. LIVE WELL, LAUGH ALOT, LOVE MUCH. I CAN. I WILL, I MUST, JUST FOR ME SO I AN LOVE OTHERS WHO REALLY CARE ABOUT ME.

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