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Shine A Light: Oh How I Wish I Was Loved- Remorseful Offender

The sexual offender, who shares his story today, is filled with regret for his action. He knows he was wrong and he is determined never to re-offend once out of prison.
27 Aug 2020 12:02
Shine A Light: Oh How I Wish I Was Loved- Remorseful Offender

Children need direction, boundaries and love to grow and thrive.

Without it, they are easily swayed by distractions and peer pressure around them. Parents and guardians are solely responsible.

Over the past five days we’ve provided the space for sexual abuse survivors and offenders to share their stories.

Most of these stories point to the family unit and the important role it plays in protecting and nurturing our young.

For the survivors, their circumstances differed. However, the pain and shame they share are the same.

The sexual offender, who shares his story today, is filled with regret for his action. He knows he was wrong and he is determined never to re-offend once out of prison.

Here is his story:

“I realise now that what I did to a young girl was bad. I regret my actions to this day.

Being in prison has taught me a lot of values, and a chance to self-reflect on what took me -there in the first place.

My mum and dad are separated. At home, I never felt loved. My mother has remarried, and I live with my grandfather just next to our home.

I had raped my cousin, who was just a 10-year-old kid back then…To read more subscribe to our e-edition.

Feedback: ivamere.nataro@fijisun.com.fj
If you are a victim of child abuse or know someone who might be, call the Child Helpline on 1325.

Shine A Light is the Fiji Sun Investigative Project.



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