"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win." ~Mahatma Gandhi
The police press charges in Felony cases. If the police are pressing charges, they are the only ones who can drop charges.I don't know if ordinary citizens can press charges on a case like this.Victims of sex abuse regularly say that they are not victims. Often while they are busy saying that, everything else that they are doing shows how abnormally tied up they are in the abusive relationship. You say in know the victim, so you should be able to see this happening. If you don't see it, then read about the behavior of sex abuse victims on the internet.
You got a specific link?I'll do a search.
Symptoms of Child Sexual AbuseMany sexually abused children exhibit physical, behavioral and emotional symptoms. Some physical signs are pain or irritation to the genital area, vaginal or penile discharge and difficulty with urination. Victims of known assailants may experience less physical trauma because such injuries might attract suspicion (Hammerschlag, 1996).Behavioral changes often precede physical symptoms as the first indicators of sexual abuse (American Humane Association Children's Division, 1993). Behavioral signs include nervous or aggressive behavior toward adults, sexual provocativeness before an appropriate age and the use of alcohol and other drugs. Boys "are more likely than girls to act out in aggressive and antisocial ways as a result of abuse" (Finkelhor, 1994). Children may say such things as, "My mother's boyfriend does things to me when she's not there," or "I'm afraid to go home tonight." None of this applies to the "victim"
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