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Q: Should I speak up and ask for help at court or should I stay quiet & wait until he tries to hurt my daughter again?

I went to court to press charges against my daughter’s(5 months old) father because I found him molesting her. At court my sister told me that they will give my daughter to him, so I decided to leave but the court took my information and sent DCF to my house. DCF spoke to me and I told them what... Read more »

Kelly M. Newman
Kelly M. Newman answered on Dec 27, 2019

If you saw someone molesting your child, regardless of who it was, you should contact the police to press charges, not the court. You should have your child examined at the Emergency Department of a pediatric hospital as soon after the abuse as possible. These are very serious abuses yet can be... Read more »

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