Give Them a Voice

As a child, I suffered every kind of abuse known to man. It left me broken and afraid of everything and everyone. I was afraid to tell anyone. I didn't think that I could trust anyone. When I finally realized that I had a voice, I was 16 years old. I ran away from home for the first time. I went straight to the police. I was put into foster care and therapy, but no action was taken against my abuser. I was forced to move in with him again a few months later. The abuse started up immediately. When I was 17, I ran away for the second time. This time, I was across two state lines before anyone knew that I was gone, and I haven't been back. At the age of 20, 4 years after i filed my complaint, my abuser was finally charged. He plea bargained and only got 10 years probation. He is free to keep hurting people and no one will do anything about it. I tell this because I want to give the children a voice. They deserve someone to listen to them and they deserve justice. Anyone that abuses a child should be hung outside the court house by their balls.

silvertears silvertears
31-35, F
9 Responses Aug 3, 2007

Tell me about it, Miss. So much child abuse is going on out there. Too much of it can send them down bad paths in life. The principal in my school gave me the savage hellfire beating of my life over nothing. Over something I didn't do. Over something someone set me up for. Something I never got to explain what really happened that day. Especially where he forged my mother's signature on the authorization part of the contract giving himself authorization of doing so, making it seem legal, to which it never was legal, which was a fraud, forgery, and a criminal act. My mother never gave him the authority to do so, even if I did do something wrong, which I didn't. I'm thankful it never happened again, though, by him or any other principal of all the schools in the school district I went to. I could even remember when he gave the most brutal savage hellfire beating to this one boy so bad, so many times, the poor boy had to be institutionalized.

I am sorry to here that your abuser for off lightly u sound like a strong person keep fighting the court system to put this man away for good u deserve justice

why r they letting him around kids when he is on probation for abuseing u what the hell is wrong with people --- i have been hurt as a child and also broke that cycle myself im sorry that has happen to u

Oh precious, I know you are a survivor. My granddaughter was raped at age 4-1/2, nobody ever did anything about finding the rapist. She also got gonorrhea from him, but thankfully not AIDS. She is doing well now, is almost 9 years old. <br />
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I was physically and verbally abused by my mother, she was somewhat unstable and it took me until I was in my late 30s before I could find a way to love her. Now she's gone and we were are peace when she passed, I forgave her although she never admitted being wrong about anything in her life. I know she had a hard life and no kind of example really to handle her frustrations. <br />
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The good thing is that I was determined not to raise my child that way, I didn't have to. I just explained things to her and never had any problems with her growing up. So it's not always true that the cycle repeats itself. In my case, I broke the chain and moved on. Every adversity has a lesson and can have a positive outcome, and I applaud you for trying to give a voice to the abused children. IMO, that is what we are supposed to learn from life, how to turn poison into medicine! God bless you always!

True. I was lucky, I could see what was happening to me mentally and physically and was able to overcome both. It has been a long hard battle. I continue to battle every now and then, but it has gotten easier over the years. I just decided to live what was left of my life to the fullest and to hell with the past.

I am so glad that some one listened to you, Behind My Mind. It is the worst feeling in the world for someone to tell you or insinuate that you are making it up. That is also a hell that I went through. It is the hell that most children suffer, not being believed. Meggers, it is sickening, but I am definately a better person for it. I will help any child that comes to me in need.

I know what it feels like to be powerless. I too went to the police and told them my father was abusing me. I got on my knees and begged them to take me away. But my father was ex army and an ex police officer. They didn't do ****. If it weren't for one very special detective who believed my story, who knows where I would be today!

I think you are a good mum, i to have been abused and would do the same!!!<br />
Here in NZ, we have had some horriffic cases just recently, our children are being battered to death!!!And these barsted's get "**** all" of a prison sentence!!!<br />
It sux!<br />
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I think that was brave of you to share what you've been through. No doubt that must have been a very painful experience.<br />
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I'm sorry to hear that your abuser was given such a light sentence.. if he unfortunately chooses to hurt others, I hope someone else will speak up too and get him off probation and behind bars (or like you said, hung outside the court house by the balls) where he can't cause any more harm to innocent children.