Just a brief background- a couple weeks ago my husband and I had reason to believe that my MIL was touching my DD. She came home with irritated, red private parts and said that Grandma "" likes to itch her privates parts and then wash her hands. Well, DD is almost 5 and doesn't need help wiping or anything. Her behavior then began showing signs of some kind of trauma; not sleeping, peeing & pooping her pants, asking her sister (who is almost 2) to check her private parts, etc.
So, we called her DR and they referred us to CPS, and a child advocacy center. After our interview with CPS they also had suspicions, so they brought DD in for a forensic interview. DD told them everything, and more. However, she followed it up with "but that was all just a bad dream." SO the prosecuting attorney said he has no proof and nothing to build a case on. But the detective wasn't convinced, so she brought MIL in for questioning.
long story short, MIL agreed to a polygraph. I am so beyond confused right now, and I feel like I may have made an AWFUL mistake. Everyone keeps saying to trust my gut. I do not have a good feeling about this, meaning I truly believe something happened. I just don't know what to do from here....
has anyone been through this before??
Asked by Anonymous at 9:28 PM on May. 3, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by emmyandlisa at 9:30 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by louise2 at 9:34 PM on May. 3, 2011
Answer by Rosehawk at 9:35 PM on May. 3, 2011
I've never experienced that with my children. When is MIL's poly? It's one thing to agree to a polygraph and another thing to actually show up and take it, so continue to trust your gut. Thanks for the update; many of us have been thinking about you and your daughter and what your family is going thru. Let us know. Good Luck to you
Answer by meooma at 9:35 PM on May. 3, 2011
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