No Justice in Child Abuse Case

by Anonymous
(Dallas, Texas, USA)

Child sexually abused and the justice system claims they cannot pursue a case: 
I have a child that was sexually abused at the age of 5 years. Last year she came forward - after her younger sister began talking about an episode of memories she started having as a result of something that triggered her memories. She talked about the memories that involved herself and her sister (oldest) being taught how to kiss (by their father) and how not to be kissed. The younger sister said, she recalled them being held - each by an arm while this instruction (as it was called) of kissing occurred. The memories of the oldest, that began to come back were her times of being taught to kiss, but that went further. "Her's", as she stated, "went further than the kissing - hers were sexual."

She went on to state what happened. She went to her school asst. principal to talk to about the incidents that happened to her when she was 5 years. That school official reported the incident. I took my daughter to have her statement taken by the police. The case was assigned to a detective. The detective interviewed the father. Of course, the father denied sexually abusing the child etc. Because he denied the abuse, the detective couldn't submit it for prosecution.

I'm told because the cases that occur to children when they are very little, or cases that did occur at young age and are recalled later in life are difficult to prosecute successfully. So, these children who are abused at such a young age are out of luck if there are no witnesses/ evidence....

I want to pursue rights for these children; children who are sexually abused at young ages and grow up with no rights because of time. I want to find the right people to pursue laws to protect all of these children throughout their lives.

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