At age 8-12 I was raped and molested along with my cousin (age5-9) by our aunt’s husband (at the time.) He told us if we told he would kill us, chop us up, throw us away and tell our family we ran away. Finally when I was 12 I told my sister. We were so scared. We went through court and all. He got 18 months all but 6 suspended. 2 years of probation. Life time sex offender. That was all. For ruining who we were. Giving us a life sentence. I grew up thinking I had to have sex with guys to like me. So I did. Not proud at all.
* Note: Melissa was officially diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) once she started counseling at 18 years old. She has used talk therapy along with anti-anxiety medication to aid in her healing.