BREAKING THE SILENCE
February 2, 2004
Young victims of sexual abuse will speak out against their attackers in an effort to inspire other victims to do the same. One girl was photographed explicitly by her father for many years before she finally found the proof of her abuse and took it to her mother. Because her trial was going to be open to the public she chose to agree with the plea bargain instead of going through the pain and embarrassment of allowing anyone to see the photographs her father had taken. She now participates in an anonymous online chat room for abused kids to give advice to other survivors of sexual abuse. We'll also meet a mother whose boyfriend sexually abused her six year-old daughter. Her daughter is now finding some comfort by participating in the www.kidshelpingkids.net website. We'll also meet a young man who was sexually abused by his mother when he was a child. Eventually, a relative found out about the abuse and reported his mother. When his mother finished her prison sentence, he paid her a visit to ask her why she abused him.