In yesterday’s comments, there was mention of a rapist father who sexually abused his daughter right in front of her step-sister. For many reasons, this situation deeply resonates with me.
This morning I read the following news item.
I want people to know that not only is child rape and incest common, but that abusers are so brazen, so arrogant, that they will rape a child right in front of the child’s siblings.
This article also shows that, once again, a mother was told by her child about being raped, and the mother did NOTHING. It took eight years, and a pregnancy, for this man to be stopped…
PROVIDENCE — “A local man is accused of impregnating a 13-year-old Providence girl, who told police he’d been raping her since she was 5.
Leon Threats, 29, of 69 Verndale St., was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with three counts of first-degree child molestation, said Providence Police Maj. David Lapatin.
Threats was arraigned Tuesday at District Court and ordered held without bail.
A local reverend and the girl’s mother and great-grandmother brought the girl to Hasbro Children’s Hospital on July 21, where a nurse practitioner told police that the girl was six weeks pregnant, according to a police report.
The girl said that Threats had been raping her for eight years and even in front of her younger sister, according to a police report. She said she’d told her mother about the attacks, but wasn’t believed.
Sgt. Philip Hartnett and Detective Christopher Rotella investigated and, using the girl’s statement, drew a warrant for Threats, Lapatin said. Investigators are awaiting results of other tests, he said.
The girl and her three younger siblings were placed with a family guardian, under the supervision of the state Department of Children Youth and Families, Lapatin said.Kevin Aucoin, DCYF deputy director, declined comment on the girl’s pregnancy.
“The decision regarding the pregnancy is a personal decision made by the family and/or by the individual child. For privacy reasons, I am unable to confirm what, if any, decision has been made with respect to the pregnancy,” Aucoin said in an email.”