My sister is living with my abusive dad: Should I report to police?

by T.
(California, USA)

My little sister is living with my dad. He is mentally abusive and he moved her to Florida. I am in California, and he has a gun. I don't know what to do. I can not take her in right now. He has false reports regarding my mother, so she most likely will not be able to get her. I'm scared that if the cops are called he will kill her. But she doesn't want to get away from it anyways. He has her mind so warped. She thinks it's the best place for her to be. Should I call the police anyways? What will happen to her? She is old enough to make her own choices; soon she will be 18.


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