PSYCHOLOGY

Mother Installed A Hidden Camera And Discovered Her Husband Was Abusing Their 14-Year-Old Daughter

Date May 20, 2019

Child sexual abuse is one of the most inhumane crimes to have ever existed. Even though it is quite widespread nowadays, it remains a silent phenomenon. World Health Organization claims that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 13 men are reported to have suffered sexual abuse in childhood.

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Contrary to popular belief, children face an increased risk of abuse in their own home by a family member or a familiar person, since they are close to the victims and take advantage of their trust. According to the US Department of Justice (NSOPW), this situation corresponds to approximately 90% of cases.

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On many occasions, these crimes don’t leave physical evidence, so the victims use only their testimony in attempts to achieve justice. These inhumane acts often remain unreported for fear of not being taken seriously. With this in mind, a Spanish woman took the necessary measures to protect her daughter from the father’s ill-treatment.

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Suspecting that her husband could be abusing her 14-year-old daughter, the woman decided to install a hidden camera in her living room. She couldn’t imagine that even she hadn’t predicted such a horrible situation. The received evidence helped her file a complaint about the daughter’s harassment. That same day, the police arrested the aggressor and forwarded him to the local court.

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The woman was able to protect her daughter from the man who ironically was meant to take care of her. Child behavior experts list a series of signs and signals to which parents should be vigilant as they may indicate sexual abuse. It is important to talk with children and seek help if you notice some of these behavior patterns:

  1. They suffer frequent nightmares and have trouble sleeping.
  2. They become reserved.
  3. They happen to become enraged.
  4. They suffer from anxiety and depression.
  5. They express refusal to be left alone with a particular person.
  6. They have an inappropriate knowledge of sexuality for their age, which is expressed through behavior and language.

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If you suspect that a child is a victim of abuse, it is important to evaluate the situation and act accordingly. You must take all necessary measures to protect them and generate an adequate environment to express what might have happened.

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In addition, it is important to assure the victims that they aren’t to be blamed and that they are courageous for telling about everything. You should guarantee assistance and protection and should never make them confront or even mention the accused adult since the aggressors usually control their victims through fear.

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These are the key fundamentals to protect children from possible nasty situations that can ruin their life. Active listening and careful observation are vital tools for detecting that something wrong might be happening with your kids.

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