Date: January 19, 2020 07:33PM
Once again a religion where abuse is covered up, victims are pressured to forgive, and perpetrators don't change:https://www.typeinvestigations.org/investigation/2020/01/14/amish-sexual-abuse-assault/
"By age 9, she says, she’d been raped by one of her older brothers. By 12, she’d been abused by her father, Abner*, a chiropractor who penetrated her with his fingers on the same table where he saw patients, telling her he was “flipping her uterus” to ensure her fertility. By 14, she says, three more brothers had raped her and she was being attacked in the hayloft or in her own bed multiple times a week. She would roll over afterward, ashamed and confused....
..."Sadie’s small world was built around adherence to rules—and keeping quiet was one of them..."
"...Over the past year, I’ve interviewed nearly three dozen Amish people, in addition to law enforcement, judges, attorneys, outreach workers, and scholars. I’ve learned that sexual abuse in their communities is an open secret spanning generations. Victims told me stories of inappropriate touching, groping, fondling, exposure to genitals, digital penetration, coerced oral sex, anal sex, and rape, all at the hands of their own family members, neighbors, and church leaders..."
"The Amish, who number roughly 342,000 in North America...they’re one of the fastest-growing religious groups in America..."
..."“We’re told that it’s not Christlike to report,” explains Esther..."