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Shine A Light: From Prey To Predator, Offender Tells

"One of the men lived just next door to our home and he would be the one calling me most of the time. He would offer me juice, put on a porn film and then raped me."
25 Aug 2020 11:01
Shine A Light: From Prey To Predator, Offender Tells

His innocence was stolen when he was only 10 years old. At a time when he should be exploring and learning about the world, he was repeatedly threatened and raped by three men on several occasions. No child deserves such torture.

It continued for some time. His thinking became warped.

Years of fear, shame and sexual abuse, led to a continuous cycle. Whatever he experienced with his abusers, he now acted out on a young vulnerable victim.

The victim was now the abuser. He was caught and now behind bars.

His willingness to share his story is commended. His optimism about the future gives sexual abuse survivors hope.

Here is his story:

“I was only 10 years old when I was raped by three men. I remember my life was a living hell back then.

To this day, the thought of what they did to me, still haunts me.

Two men were my neighbours, the third one lived in another neighbourhood.

If ever I refused to talk to them or give in to anything they wanted, they would threaten to punch me, kill me or even burn my family house.

I was young, of course I feared them. Of course I would do whatever they wanted from me.

The three would take turns to rape me every day.

One of the men lived just next door to our home and he would be the one calling me most of the time. He would offer me juice, put on a porn film and then raped me.

This went on for quite some time. At one stage, they gang-raped me. I was in so much pain after that. I was a young boy, raised in a low income family, had a sickly mother, and a younger sibling. Fear ran through my veins every time they called me….To read more subscribe to our e-edition.

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