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Justice Didn’t Help Me

I am 19 years old, when I was raped I was 16.
This year in may the man was found, it was a long process but two weeks ago after a week long court case he was sentenced to 16 years in jail, it was unanimous from the jury and he will serve at least 8 years of his sentence before he is eligible for any sort of applications.
The verdict is great, I’m so happy at the idea that at least for the time being he can’t do it to anyone else. However even after the sentencing, I don’t feel any different, in a way I feel worse, it’s like all of a sudden after 3 years the world has acknowledged what happened to me.
He was found guilty and that is wonderful, but it does not make me feel better. I feel like I am supposed to feel better, some girls never get justice, I did.
But if anyone else still doesn’t feel like they are able to heal even after a guilty verdict, here I am, you’re not the only one.

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