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I think that victims/survivors of childhood sexual abuse should have the right to see justice served no matter how much time has passed. As a survivor myself, I have found myself 40 years later curled in a fetal position under the bed after having flashback trauma in the middle of the night. I don't dwell on the abuse or the negative effects, but the long term effects of childhood abuse carry well into adulthood. My experiences as an adult are similiar if not almost identical to Randy's. There is the lack of intimacy in relationships, inability to develop deep or lasting friendships, deep guilt, multiple moves across the country, and multiple job and career changes.
I would not choose to file charges as the person who abused me was charged and prosecuted for other similiar offenses.
posted 2 years, 1 month ago
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