I can only imagine how somebody would feel to whom this has happened. And I think I understand the shame and (false) guilt thing and wanting to clean up BUT Things like that are constantly in the media, on internet, the newspaper and tons of people never get busted. People should know "DO NOT WASTE TIME! Or destroy the evidence!" But apparently real life doesn't work like that. Why?
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:12 PM on Jan. 1, 2011
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Answer by worriedmommy600 at 5:18 PM on Jan. 1, 2011
I think they are afraid to report b/c of fear of retaliation, fear of not being believed, fear of being told it is their fault somehow. Fear of embarrassment, fear of the rape kit. There are so many reasons. But, it is so important to report. I dont think the victim has closure until they get it out and talk about it with a trusted person.
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