This is an article about paste experiences in my life. It is also about experiences of loved ones that I love dearly.
I remember as a child a man that I grew to love as a father hurt me very bad. I was only six years old and could not believe the pain he caused me. You see he was supposed to be in love with my mother.Little did she know he was touching me in ways he should have never did. I never thought someone that had been so kind could cause such pain in my life.For many years it took me a while to get close to a man.Believe it or not,It was my second marriage before I ever did.He would tell me not to tell my mom that she would be mad at me. He always said it was my fault because I was so pretty. Just recently I have an adopted sister that was put in this same position. The man that messed with her got out on a five hundred dollar bond. Fifty bucks and a bondsman and he was free. They claimed that it was consensual even though she was 12 years old. I know for a fact that the age of consent is not 12 in the state of Alabama. It kills me that these men get away with touching these children. I also learned that he will only get probation. It is amazing how corrupt the world has become. For the record it amazes me that the law system has got the way it has. I remember back when molesting a child would get you 20 years. The sad part is I had an uncle go to prison for ten years for stealing a gold ring and necklace. Explain to me please how that could possiably be a more serious crime?This child has been raped two times in her life. Then this past year molested by a 46 year man. This was not his first offense either. Can anyone please let me know what we can do to change these kind of laws?I remember how hard my life was because of people hurting me that I loved so much. I really don’t know how to explain to her why he won’t be punished. Truthfully,I don’t understand myself. It is hard to trust people you thought was a friend to your family. If I have any advice to any parent’s out there, I guess it would be always check out your kids friends and family members if you decide to let them spend the night away from home. I hate to admit that my mom is the only one I have ever trusted to keep mine. It is a sad, sad,corrupted world out there. Parents always beware for these kinds of people! i promise you they can be right under your nose, or even a best friend.
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