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    flyflyfly
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    Looking for ppls experiences positive or negative… by getting justice against their abuser of csa criminally or civily? The complexity is he is married now and has children … his wife now knows after close to 20 years but would really hurt their family if he went to jail … i was told by the DA that there is a case and if i charge he will go to jail. So many mixed emotions

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    if-the-stars-align
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    Wow – you’re faced with such a tremendous decision.

    Would you have to testify? If yes, definitely take into consideration all the emotions that will likely come up.

    I’m assuming you’ve discussed this with your therapist, right?

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    FunJester
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    I’m so sorry that you had to suffer through that!

    Has the abuser done anything to rectify his behavior? Has he made a real amends, shown honest remorse, gone for help etc? If he has, then perhaps it wouldn’t serve a real purpose to send him to jail? I can’t tell you from a perspective of how it would help you on a personal level because bh I don’t have this challenge.

    On the other hand if he hasn’t done all that, it’s a different ballgame.

    However you decide I hope you get closure from your past suffering.

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