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Help a Mother Protect her little Girl in the USA

January 19, 2013

Hello Friends,

We apologize for having to remove this post.  This is a case of an Indian mother living in the U.S. who is trying to protect her little girl from the husband who she believes was sexually molesting the child.  We had been approached by numerous people to help her, and we finally decided we would.  We had many conversations with her over the last 4-5 weeks trying to figure out how we could best help her. We went through many drafts with her before we finalized our post which was put up for a few hours.  Some of you read the post, but others hit a blank page, and so we’ve got dozens of queries from people who couldn’t find the post.

However, this is an extremely sensitive issue in all cultures, but particularly so in the Indian culture which is extremely conservative about all issue of sexual abuse.  Once the post was up, the mother felt uncomfortable about putting out a public appeal for help. So upon her request we have removed the post.    We greatly admire this young woman’s courage, to fight to protect her daughter, and we hope she will find a way to so that she’s comfortable with.

 

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2013 1:31 am

    US is not like India wherte justice takes so long and they have special force to deal such cases .Why the mother is not able get justice

    • January 19, 2013 1:44 am

      No, unfortunately not. Specially in child sexual abuse cases, when the child is too small to explain things herself, and there may not be evidence of rape, many courts are not sympathetic. This is a fight for many mothers trying to protect their children from the father even in the U.S.

  2. Anu permalink
    January 22, 2013 8:02 pm

    What a brave mom, please keep up your fight – if the end result will be that your daughter will walk free or that at least she will know it was wrong it will be worth it. You are so right to fight… sending you strength from Spain.

  3. February 5, 2013 2:29 am

    I just hope she with her daughter finds a way out from this hellhole… 😦

  4. Patricia Ott permalink
    February 8, 2013 2:57 am

    Funny how the Child Protection Services will swoop down on innocent families and take their children away without much cause ( I have seen this first hand) yet why are they not involved in this situation? I also send my love and prayers to this mother and child.

    • February 8, 2013 11:42 am

      Patricia — there is no law in India that allows for children to be removed from homes where there is direct danger to them. Even in situations of child marriages, we have a law the prohibits it, but even ngos can’t intervene to save the child. Often the government does not act, because it does not want to displease the voting public.

    • Patricia Ott permalink
      February 9, 2013 12:27 am

      Hello! In response to the e-mail you sent, I was speaking of an Indian mother and child living in the USA! Unless I misunderstood, this article led me to believe this is taking place in America. Thank-you for responding to my comment, would you please clarify this for me? It frightened me to think our government would do nothing! Thank-you, Patricia Ott

    • February 10, 2013 11:58 am

      Yes, Patricia, this case is in the U.S. But the mother has support system there, and she’s fight on.

  5. Nina permalink
    February 12, 2013 1:29 am

    This is VERY concerning on multiple fronts. There are legal requirements that if a professional (such as a teacher, childcare worker, etc.) is aware of any sort of child abuse, they MUST report it to the authorities. Somehow, I don’t think anyone aside from the mother is aware of it, so the child is likely not in contact with a school, etc. Does the mother even understand that SHE can contact the police about this? Does she know she can call a rape relief centre/organisation for help – that they can refer her to a free or low-cost legal service? Does she know about safe houses for women and children? If she has suspicions, I hope she can reach out to these organisations and professionals who can help her and her child.

    • February 12, 2013 8:02 pm

      Nina, she has and we’ve also been in contact with the organizations that are helping her. Apparently, this is not an uncommon situation in many cases involving very young children, who can’t testify or explain themselves. And we’ve been hearing from American women that the courts there are unsympathetic sometimes, or don’t believe them, so there is an underground network of women who help women go underground if the courts insist on giving partial custody to the children.

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