Since this is Child Abuse Prevention Month, I wondered if you might like to hear from a victim.
I’m a resident of Springfield. My family is well known. One of my parents is still living, and so to protect my innocent siblings, I wish to remain anonymous.
By the age of 5, I was called a whore. I didn’t know what one was, but I knew it must be bad.
From the beatings I received, I learned to run really fast, and I have never let myself get caught in a corner of a room.
I learned never to trust anyone.