“BEING ABUSED AS A CHILD IS A LIFE SENTENCE” – FIVE SURVIVORS SHARE THEIR STORY. More than 4,000 survivors have shared their experiences with the Truth Project in England and Wales
October 22, 2019
Almost half of child sexual abuse victims were under the age of eight when the abuse began, according to research.
More than 4,000 survivors have shared their experiences with the Truth Project in England and Wales and, of the 3,265 accounts analysed for research, some 46% said they had only been eight when abused for the first time.
The inquiry has heard that many victims were warned by those in authority that their accusations could “ruin” the lives of their abusers.
Others were dismissed as “attention seekers”.
Some 86% said they