I am sitting here bawling my eyes out right now.
I literally want to throw up.
To the mother of this sweet baby girl, if you are reading this.. if ANY of the people who are turning your head in denial are reading this.. HEAR ME NOW!!!!!!
I am a woman who was molested by a family member repeatedly over a course of 8 years and NOT ONE PERSON would believe me - "he just wouldn't do such a thing".. I can honestly say, it messed me up for years. Hell, I'm STILL messed up in many ways. The betrayal I feel for my family members who knew about this and wouldn't help me.. I just can't even put it into words. That pain will never EVER go away. How could they do that to me? How can you
do this to that baby? HOW???
To turn a blind eye to what this child is telling you.. it's evil. YOU ARE FAILING TO PROTECT HER.
Sexual assault is ugly. It is. And I can't even begin to imagine finding out that someone I love is hurting my child in such an intimate way. It would kill me. But do you know what would kill me even more? Knowing that I didn't protect my baby from a monster when my baby was telling people that she was being hurt. I am begging you to listen to that baby. Please please please stop her from being hurt. PLEASE
OP, I am immensely sorry that you are being put into this position. I can can only imagine that you are going through hell right now. But thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stepping in and trying to protect this child while her family, the people who should love and want to protect her the most, turn their heads. Please know that you are doing the right thing. You have done nothing wrong whatsoever.