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True stories of child abuse and neglect. (Warning: graphic content–May be disturbing to some readers)

A Letter to My Abuser 0

A Letter to My Abuser

The following letter was shared with me by a courageous survivor. Her decision to share with all of you is with the hope you will find connection and inspiration. Just the act of writing a letter to an abuser can be incredibly healing. You don’t even have to send it. Making the decision to confront an abuser is a very individual decision. It may be helpful to discuss the desire with a professional as there are many factors to consider.

Child Rape Victim: ‘He was my best friend by day and my abuser at night’ 0

Child Rape Victim: ‘He was my best friend by day and my abuser at night’

A woman has revealed how she was abused as a child by the man she thought was her father – only to find out that he wasn’t her biological dad when she finally told her mother and the police about the attacks at the age of 22. Natasha Fennemore, now 24, from Bury, was abused by stepdad Steven Green between the ages of seven and 18. Green, now 46, of Derby, assaulted Fennemore in the bedroom of the family home, while her mum Tracey Green, 48, slept nearby, unaware of what was happening to her daughter.

Brave Man Speaks Out About Horrific Sex Abuse He Endured 0

Brave Man Speaks Out About Horrific Sex Abuse He Endured

A sexually abused man who penned a suicide note from a mental health facility about the trauma he endured at the hands of a neighbor has come forward to help other victims. Jason Gustavs was top of the class when he was 13-years-old, until he was sexually abused 500 meters from his home by Andre Hendricks at the 30-year-old’s unit in Cronulla, south Sydney. His life suddenly unraveled, and he spent years in and out of mental health facilities, and committed armed robbery and drug supply.

Crystal’s Cage: A Tragic Story of Child Abuse 0

Crystal’s Cage: A Tragic Story of Child Abuse

Editor’s note: The following account is based on a true story involving dozens of police reports, court documents and testimony spanning nearly 20 years. The details and events described throughout this article, including recollections of specific situations, are derived from these records.

Singer Rebecca Ferguson “I Was Molested At 8-Years Old” 0

Singer Rebecca Ferguson “I Was Molested At 8-Years Old”

The former X Factor star, now singer, broke down as she revealed she was just eight years old when she was assaulted in a children’s home. When Rebecca Ferguson was asked for her thoughts on former contestants revealing child sexual abuse, she broke down and made the heartbreaking admission. Trying to hold back tears, Rebecca said: “I was abused when I was in a children’s home, I was eight years old. I’ve never spoken about it. You feel dirty like you’ve done something wrong.”

Survivor: “My Father Took My Virginity At Age 11” 0

Survivor: “My Father Took My Virginity At Age 11”

A woman whose father took her virginity when she was just 11 has bravely spoken out about how her ‘life was stolen’ decades after the horrific abuse. Mother-of-one Karen Lockhart, now 57, was assaulted by her father Albert Starkie over a five-year period starting when she was just seven-years-old. She was forced to carry out sex acts on him at Tatton cinema in Manchester at the age of nine and she was abused at the family home in nearby Wythenshawe. After keeping the awful truth hidden for 50 years, Ms Lockhart decided to tell police and Starkie, 80, has now been convicted of child abuse offences.

Woman ‘I Found Out My BF Was a Suspected Pedophile At My Child’s Birth’ 0

Woman ‘I Found Out My BF Was a Suspected Pedophile At My Child’s Birth’

A woman has revealed the horror of discovering just hours after giving birth to their son that her boyfriend had been accused of sexually molesting two of his children from a previous relationship. Kristina described that day as one the best days but also one of the worst for her and her family. ‘That was the last day we were able to be a family,’ she said on Dr Phil. Two hours after giving birth, she said her family was ripped apart after Child Protective Services showed up to the hospital and revealed her boyfriend Jayson has been accused of sexually molesting his daughter and son.

Former Foster Children Reveal Frequent Moves, Abuse 0

Former Foster Children Reveal Frequent Moves, Abuse

TEXAS – Former foster care children described conditions of neglect and sometimes physical and sexual abuse as part of a lawsuit against Texas, prompting a federal judge to declare the system unconstitutionally broken. Here are some of their stories, based on court documents and interviews. After about 25 placements across Texas, Kristopher Sharp refused a move 600 miles away during his senior year of high school. He soon found himself living on the streets of Houston and turned to prostitution “for a place to stay at night or for a meal.”

Joyce Meyer: My Father Raped Me 200 Times 0

Joyce Meyer: My Father Raped Me 200 Times

Joyce Meyer has been rather open about her past of sexual abuse, but for the first time, she’s portraying it in its true light. “Sexual abuse is so shaming that nobody talks about it. Nobody knows how to talk about it,” stated Meyer. Though Joyce was abused until she was 18, she was too terrified to reveal the secret to anyone for most of her childhood. Because of her father’s coercion and manipulation, a part of her believed it was her fault. Even as Joyce started to open up about her dark past, she always referred to it as “sexual abuse”—but in a recent interview posted on her website this week, she admits that term is truly not enough anymore. It was rape.

What Child Abuse Survivors Want The Public To Know 0

What Child Abuse Survivors Want The Public To Know

Dreamcatchers for Abused Children posted a question on our Facebook page directed to all survivors of child abuse. We asked, “If there was one thing that you would like the public to know about
child abuse and/or how it has affected your life, what would it be?” We were shocked at the amount of heartbreaking, emotional replies we received. We have decided to share these replies as we
feel it is imperative for the public to know – especially the abusers themselves to see just how much they have directly affected their victims.

Shocking Death of Baby Ebony 0

Shocking Death of Baby Ebony

A coroner has lambasted authorities for failing a four-month-old baby who died from horrific injuries at her father’s hands in 2011. Baby Ebony was left dead in her cot in Adelaide for a week after she died before her parents alerted Families South Australia. She had over 50 injuries, including 48 healing fractures and other recent injuries when she was found.

Australian Golf Star Speaks Out About Child Abuse He Endured 0

Australian Golf Star Speaks Out About Child Abuse He Endured

Golf superstar Jason Day has revealed his father physically beat him when he was a child. While Day’s troubles through poverty and the loss of his father when he was 12 have long been part of the 27-year-old Queenslander’s inspiring narrative, he had kept the violence private. Day has spoken of physical altercations with Alvin Day who he says was a ‘violent alcoholic’. ‘I remember once shooting a (poor) score, and he goes, ‘You’re going to get it in the parking lot’,’ Day told GOLF writer Cameron Morfit.

Eight Siblings Speak Out About The Abuse They Survived 0

Eight Siblings Speak Out About The Abuse They Survived

It’s called one of the most notorious child abuse cases in California history. Mansa Musa Muhummed is serving seven consecutive life sentences after beating, torturing and starving his 13 children and three “wives” for decades. Now, all of the children are grown, and eight of them come together for the first time to share their history of unimaginable horror at the hands of their polygamist father who lived with three “wives.” In the video below, they recall living in the hell they endured for decades.

Kidnapped Baby Reunited With Family 23-Years Later 0

Kidnapped Baby Reunited With Family 23-Years Later

New York City – In 1987, Joy White brought her 3-week-old feverish daughter, Carlina, to Harlem Hospital in New York City. Then, every mother’s nightmare happened. Carlina was separated from her mother to receive nourishment through an IV. During that time, a woman dressed in a nurse’s uniform snuck into the hospital. She removed the IV from Carlina’s arm and kidnapped her. The kidnapper, Ann Petty, took Carlina to Connecticut and then Georgia, miles away from her family.

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