Silence, Shame and breaking the cycle

Through the abuse I described in a previous post, I felt trapped by shame and guilt, and because of that I kept silent. The only way that cycle can be broken is to change the attitudes that cause the shame and the guilt. We need to break the cycle by removing the power from the abusers and giving it to the victims. Research conducted by the CDC says that 1 in every 6 boys  and 1 in every 4 girls are sexually abused before they turn 18 [report]. Estimates are that 85-90% of all abuse happens at the hands of

The Statute of Limitations – the ultimate Olly olly oxen free

The Statute of Limitations has changed over the years, and it appears that there have been attempts made to make it better, but it has not been enough. Currently there is a complicated equation that someone must use to determine if a child molester can be prosecuted after time has passed. That equation gets more complicated because in most cases crimes committed before the change in the statute are grandfathered into the previous statute definitions. For example, in Connecticut the statute of limitations states that a child sex offender can be prosecuted until it is 30 years after the 18th