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In court for sexual abuse on a child

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MABS Wed 20-Jul-05 19:38:38

Just sounding off really ladies. A close friend of mine has a 6yr old daughter who was serially sexually abused from the age of 3. Finally the case has come to court and I've been there this week. God, it's terrible !! I tell you,some men should be castrated at birth. The little girl did her evidence and was fab, but we know it could still go either way. Gonna be a very long week I think...

hunkermunker Wed 20-Jul-05 19:39:34

Oh, God, how upsetting What a brave little girl. Fingers crossed for a sensible outcome...

charleepeters Wed 20-Jul-05 19:41:31

Fingers crossed that this man gets what he deserves, i cant understand how anyone can take away the innocence of a child, she must be very brave to go through court. prayrs for the right verdict.

Cadmum Wed 20-Jul-05 19:42:26

How terrible for the little girl and her family... You are an amazing friend for being there for them. What a sad state of affairs that children experience this horrible abuse.

MABS Wed 20-Jul-05 20:29:57

thanks for your support, just need the verdict over with really.

edam Wed 20-Jul-05 20:31:34

That's terrible. I really hope the verdict allows this family some peace.

Tortington Wed 20-Jul-05 20:33:53

xxxxxxxxx your truly a good person mabs to be so supportive to your friend. hope the little girl gets all the help she needs

MABS Wed 20-Jul-05 20:41:27

Thanks Custy. I can assure you I'm not a good person at the moment tho, what I'd like to do do this man would certainly put me behind bars!

pouchofdouglas Wed 20-Jul-05 20:42:18

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MABS Wed 20-Jul-05 20:44:55

it started Monday and we hope to have a verdict by Wednesday next week very latest according to the judge/barristers.They 'hope' for Monday really tho'

MABS Thu 21-Jul-05 18:51:27

really feel progress was made today, starting to believe justice will be done!!

Tortington Thu 21-Jul-05 19:08:44


MABS Thu 21-Jul-05 19:18:43

thanks hun, the 'accused' took the stand this pm, and he was smarmy and sarcastic which we were not expecting, cos he is usually very smoth and together!

pouchofdouglas Thu 21-Jul-05 19:22:47

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MABS Thu 21-Jul-05 19:27:33

Pouch - I know you are, of course right, but it's hard not be positive when things seem to be looking up. We have been living this nightmare for 18months and finally we see that he just 'may' go down for it. Even the barrister said she was 'not disappointed' this afternoon! I take your point tho, thanks.

pouchofdouglas Thu 21-Jul-05 19:29:56

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MABS Thu 21-Jul-05 19:31:44

not at all, thanks for your advice. It had to be halted yesterday as 2 jurors were asleep!

pouchofdouglas Thu 21-Jul-05 19:32:45

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JiminyCricket Thu 21-Jul-05 19:52:54

Must be horrible for all of you. I was on a jury recently for a similar type thing and it was a really hard experience just to hear the evidence, let alone it be someone you know. Thinking of you.

MABS Thu 21-Jul-05 20:08:18


PeachyClair Thu 21-Jul-05 21:11:02

Lucky that it got to court. Years ago i knewat a girl who told me she had been abused, her dad admitted it but her Mum never accepted it and kept accusing the Social Services of interfering- Dad was in a bail hostel but Mum was trying to set up secret meetings with their daughter, that sort of thing. Daughter had told Mum, but Mum told her she was being silly (she was abused from 8 - 14, when she told).

Dad died in bail hostel, daughter never got her justice as familys till don't believe it.

MABS Thu 21-Jul-05 21:19:32

that's terrible Peachy. My friend's little girl was abused from 3-5yrs, then Mum suspected something and Doc confirmed it. Mum has always believed her daughter totally.

RnB Thu 21-Jul-05 21:28:34

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MABS Thu 21-Jul-05 21:43:04

I've got everything crossed!!

joash Thu 21-Jul-05 21:50:33

Fingers crossed - hope everything goes well. She must be an amazing little girl to give evidence like that.

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