Sunday, September 11, 2016

THIS LETTER DESERVES ITS OWN POST - THANK YOU, MELINDA

Thank you for providing the senators e-mail addresses. I sent them all the following e-mail.

Dear Senator:

Please vote for Bill 326-33 to lift the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases.

I am a survivor of many occurrences of incest by a close relative when I was 11 years old. The trauma resulted in many years of pain, rage, confusion, panic attacks, fear of the opposite sex, depression, impaired ability to study and work, etc. etc. Although I have largely overcome all of these negative conditions, permanent scars remain.

When I was 16 my sexual abuser stated he wanted to have my younger sister who is afflicted with cerebral palsy stay with him overnight, I told my mother what had been done to me at age 11 and was able to save my sister from the same fate.

Senator, if you pass Bill 326-33 to lift the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse you will potentially save thousands of children from the agony that I went through. And you will enable countless damaged survivors a way to achieve justice.

With respect,

Melinda Burke

Tamuning

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