I have a family friend who is almost 16, who was sexually assaulted when she was 12/13. This was a very public experience for her with the police, court, and telling someone she thought she could trust. The man was never put behind bars because she was too embarrassed to tell police the full story. (please don’t assume she made it up, as this same man did the same things to me. I just kept it all to myself). Since then, she has been bullied, and still is with kids saying she wanted it, and she likes sleeping with older men. This is causing her to cut her arms and legs, and suffer severe depression. She doesn’t have the best relationship with her parents, and is seeing a counsellor but this isn’t helping. If there are others who have experienced something like this? How did you get through it?
Posted anonymously, 12th November 2014