But if you're a victim, a whole host of other words come to mind. And victims there are many. That means almost 1 in 2 Indians have been molested or worse, raped as children. Wrap your mind around that. The most disgusting thing about child sex abuse is that in most cases, the perpetrator is known to the victim. And the most horrifying fact about it is that most perpetrators have no set gender, age or criminal history.
I was sold by Mum and Dad to make images of child abuse | Family | The Guardian
O ne of Raven Kaliana 's earliest memories is being taken to a family portrait studio by her parents, at around the age of four. The studio was in the basement of a department store in a town 50 miles from their home. Once they had arrived, they waited for another couple to arrive with their own child. But while they sat eating ice cream, the images being made in the studio down below were far from happy family portraits.
I was six when a man first touched me. I didn't speak up until I was an adult
Kaitlyn Urenda-Culpepper is a mother, a high school coach, a swimmer, and a survivor of child sexual abuse. Bobbie grew up in a strange world. Abuse was a regular occurrence.
The reason is because it happened to me. One evening, when I was six, he offered to babysit me and my older sister at his house. He could do these pitch-perfect character voices, and in that way, he was charismatic and appealing to children.