Discovering that your child was sexually abused is a traumatic experience for any parent. Your first thought is likely going to be to ensure that your child gets the help they need to learn to live with what happened. From there, you might want revenge. It is imperative that you keep your actions within the confines of the law. We know that this is difficult, but you do have options for handling these situations.
Children who were victims of sexual abuse have a long road ahead of them as they try to heal. Unfortunately, this is going to entail both physical and emotional healing. Many of the physical aspects will heal long before the mental ones. These innocent children will likely need long-term counseling to try to overcome the emotional trauma.
Parents assume that they will always know when something is wrong with their children; however, you might not. When a child is sexually abused, it can be difficult for the parents to know. Learning some of the signs that are common in these cases can be beneficial.
Survivors of sexual assault and their allies are pushing for changes to Connecticut law that would remove or lengthen the statutes of limitations for reporting and taking legal action on a broad range of sex crimes. Connecticut currently has among the strictest statutes of limitations in the country.