This story was sent to my whatapp by a girl of sixteen who pleaded with me not to publish her name but rather advise her on what she should do about her predicament.
Please anti, I was going through
Facebook and I saw your promotion on ‘A Chat With Juliet’ I am 16years old and
an SS2 student. I am staying with my anti as my mother could no longer train me
in school after my father’s death. I have been with them since my JS2. My Anti
is a very kind hearted woman. She takes and treat me like her own child.
The problem I have now is that
my Anti’s husband came home one day from work and raped me. My Anti travelled
to the village to see her sick mother and I was left in the house with my Anti’s
husband. My anti has been married for five years but she is unable to conceive.
As I was saying before, my anti’s husband came back from office and forced
himself on me. I came back from school that very day tired, and since my anti
is away and her husband will be returning late in the evening as usual, I decided
to stay in the sitting room and rest before preparing dinner for my Oga. I didn’t
know when I slept off only to wake up to see my Anti’s husband touching my
private parts. I wanted to shout, but he closed my mouth and threatened to send
me away if I don’t allow him. He forced himself on me and told me not to
mention it to his wife or he will stop paying my school fees.
He has continued to sleep with
me since them a countless time without my Anti suspecting anything. It has been
five months since he starts sleeping with me. I have missed my period since two
months now and my anti has started suspecting that I am pregnant and has told
me that we will be going to hospital for a pregnancy test. I have told my Oga
about the pregnancy, he was happy and told me to keep it that he will bear
I don’t know what to do as I cannot bear to
hurt my Anti in this way. She has been so nice to me. Since I have been staying
with her, she has not maltreated me. Please Anti advise me. What do I do? My friend
in school said I should abort the baby. I am scared, do I abort the baby or
tell my Anti about her husband and me? Please Anti I need your advice.
Please, this young lady needs your advice. Do advise her on the best thing to do.
In my first Chat, Episode 1, I published a story of a child
who was impregnated by her uncle sent in by her mother. Today’s post also have an element of child molestation.
Child sexual abuse, also called child molestation, is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation. Sexual violence is a common phenomenon and occurs worldwide. Data available suggests that in some countries one in five women report sexual violence by an intimate partner and up to a third of girls report forced sexual initiation. Sexual assault encompasses a range of acts, including coerced sex in marriage and dating relationships, rape by strangers, organized rape in war, sexual harassment (including demands of sex for jobs or school grades), and rape of children, trafficking of women and girls, female genital mutilation, and forced exposure to pornography.
Child sexual abuse has become an everyday occurrence in our
society. This is a call to parents, guardians, teachers, religious leaders and
civil society to champion a course against child sexual abuse. A lot need be
done in this regards and all hands must be on deck in solving this social
I believe that Parents and guardians should help to prevent sexual abuse of minors through open discussions of normal sexual development with their children. They should let in children on the true import of sexual abuse and encourage them not to allow anyone pressure or coerce them into any form of sexual activities. we owe this much for our children and unborn generation. let us stand up against child sexual abuse and molestation NOW.