Their brothers began molesting them before the girls reached Kindergarten. When their mother found out, she did little to nothing. When their father found out, he raped them too. The police who rescued them say somebody should have called 911 immediately, once relatives and friends knew. But it didn’t happen like that. When the cops finally showed up, the twins lied to protect the rapists.
Until now this story was shrouded in all the secrecy that society can devise. Revulsion keeps people from discussing it; child abuse victims in court papers are sometimes listed with initials rather than names; newspapers almost never publish victims’ names, or defendants’ names; defendants escape notoriety for their crimes because naming them would identify victims. Police and prosecutors say the secrecy that protects victims has kept the rest of us in the dark about how bad sexual abuse is.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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