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Incest & Date Rape

As a young girl, from age 5-11, my stepfather repeatedly molested me when my Mom wasn’t around. I didn’t tell my Mom until I was 15, and she had divorced him. She still denies it ever happened.

At 17, on the night I graduated from high school, I went to a house party with a friend. She knew them, but I did not. I was drugged and raped, waking up early the next morning with my clothes on wrong, and no memory of the night. I never told anyone, because I felt it was my fault for accepting a drink from someone and not being careful.

Two years ago, my husband was very sick for a long period of time. After many tests, they discovered he had AIDS. Unknown to me until then, a few years earlier, he had been gang raped by a group of 5-6 African-American men on his way to a sales call, which was probably a gang initiation. He never told anyone until he was diagnosed.

No one has ever been held accountable for these assaults, but I have been to counseling for myself. Most of the time I feel I have moved past it, but then I see or hear about these types of incidents, and it all comes back.

Thank you for your story, for your support of other women in this situation, and for making it okay to tell. I wash all people could be as supportive of your Mom. Many blessings to you!

Chris

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