No Court Date

by Lorraine
(Hamilton, Ontario)

My daughter was not given her "Day in Court":
I found out just over three years ago that my daughter was sexually molested by her dad - my husband of nearly 20 years. When she told me of this incident I contacted the police because my husband has a shot gun in our house and I was afraid that someone who was sick enough to molest his only surviving child would do God knows only what with a shot gun in the house. The police informed us immediately after taking my daughter's statement that because it was her word against his word that most likely charges would NEVER BE LAID and that I should get a good divorce lawyer and move on with my life. I have felt cheated out of justice for my daughter ever since. Now is she is almost 19 years old and does not want to lay criminal charges against her dad although she has had no contact with him since she told me of the incident just over three years ago because she is afraid of him. I will not forgive the Hamilton Police force for taking her chance of justice away from her and me.

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