A man raped me, who is very wealthy and well known. I reported it to the police, I got pregnant from it. We did the rape kit, the police helped me a lot, when I found I was pregnant, the DA, said we don’t think you want that, in terms of charges or trial, they said he’s been reported before and he has paid another girl off, to not speak about raping here. You don’t want him in your life, They said we believe you, but charges mean you testify…. and you don’t want anything to do with him, you don’t want this man in your life, you can come back to it and press charges later. They said this is really a bad situation, and we would love to pursue this guy, but he has so much money and is lawyerd up, that you won’t have control over your own well-being or your child if we press charges, because then he will fight you so hard to just harm you and you’ll be at risk, he’s dangerous, just walk away with your child, I agreed because it Is what is, go to court to prove you were raped, and have the chance wether you win or lose the case, Your abuser is somebody that you didn’t want have a kid with, and don’t know, can still come back into your life, and harm you and a child. Rapist don’t get it put away for life, and they will always be in your life, regardless of their convicted or not convicted. But I know I was right, I know it all the time and I think about every day, I remember every second of it, and every moment, it runs through my mind daily. I get no child support, As I walked away, with advice from police and others in the legal field. I should be getting 10k a month, Attorneys have told me, based on his salary and worth. this man was a lot older than me and is wealthy and I was just working hard at my job and taking classes at school, I was a lot younger than him, I could barely afford rent, he owned multiple homes and a company that is worth millions. Still is.
ls there any way to collect child support without the risk of having to relive being raped and having my rapist have and control over my life if I need help financially to provide for my child?? I don’t think there is, so we live in poverty, being raped from a wealthy man that we are Terrified of.
There is probably nothing I can do. I get that. It’s just sad and stressful. Rape should not happen and no one should have to ever see their rapist again. This world is such a power thing, You would think Power would be a good thing, you can help others, from my experience those that have Power, prey… they do anything they can do too many others as well and hurt them for life destroy every piece of them, and use them for sex and dominate them. To me so many times in life I only look at Power to be abusive. I now understand suicide, I now understand mental health, I now understand single parents, and I now understand the lack the justice system really has, To give people justice, because there are things that they can’t control and are out of their realm. I’ll never get justice, because it comes with a price, and the price is my life, and the price is my body, and the price is my soul, because I don’t want be raped again. I chose to walk away.
question - what would you do?