I'm very sorry for what happen to you, that was a horrible thing to endure! It boils my blood that someone in a position of trust would abuse it like that!
There was a guy in a church we used to attend that we trusted, we would have left our kids with that family the trust was so high. He was abusing his step daughter, his lies to her put her in a place where she didn't c ...[text shortened]... dren or women get the punishment they should. I'm getting mad all over again just thinking about it.
Thanks for your sympathy.
Given the 'thumbs down' (four so far) to my post, I wondered if people (most likely men)
disbelieved what I wrote or did not think that there was anything wrong with a
man in authority abusing his authority over a child, at least if I was that child.
Here's another doctor:
"he was accused of molesting at least 250 girls and young women and 1 young
man including a number of well-known Olympic gymnasts"
I did not choose my doctor. My parents chose him. So if I had dared to complain,
my parents would have rejected it because they would have felt that I was blaming them.
My parents wondered why I kept making excuses not to go to future appointments.
When I dared to say that I felt uncomfortable with that doctor, they considered me
irrationally willful and told me that everyone else thought that he's a good doctor.
Adults who abuse children can be widely respected or admired in all other ways.
My advice to parents is that if your child keeps making excuses to avoid an adult,
you should encourage that child to explain exactly why.