Amanda - posted on 05/23/2014 ( 9 moms have responded )
My daughter was 3 when she was raped by her 9 year old cousin (who turned 10 7 months later) She never made an outcry...I didn't find out about the incident until 12/26/13, the boy was caught assulting his 2 year old sister. I immediately notified the police who then informed me of the State laws in Texas prohibiting me from pressing charges or pursuing any legal action. I then notified cps, which interviewed my daughter and told me nothing could be done because she didn't remember the incident. They even told me not to worry with therapy. No tests were ran to see if there was eternal damage or anything, even though I informed them of her many uti's and her severe bladder infection the same year she was assulted. Flash forward to today...the pedifile now lives with his mother who has 3 other small children he has assulted and my daughter has another uti. She is in therapy, however she still has not mentioned any abuse and I will not press a memory that doesnt exist. I am extremely frustrated because it seems like there is no help for my daughter...and I just want to do everything in my power to help her in the future. Today, while in the ER the triage nurse suggested I see her primary care doctor, inform him of the situation, and get a refferal to a specialist to have her checked for internal damage. Has anyone ever been in my situation? I'm frustrated because the little devil is walking freely while my daughter may have serious damage...the authorities can't do anything about my daughter's case, and I feel like I've failed her as a mother. I'm open to any suggestions, please help if you can. Thanks.