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My dad’s friend is a dirty old man

Dear Bunmi,
I believe I am being sexually abused. I am in my late teens and live at home.
A friend of my dad’s, who visits fairly regularly, fondles my breasts whenever we are alone and wants me to meet him somewhere. I’ve threatened to tell my parents but he just laughed, saying they won’t believe me.

How do I make him stop?
Irene, by e-mail.

Dear Irene,
If you’re forced to do something you’re uncomfortable with, it is abuse, and you have to report this beast to someone. It could be your mum or an older relative.
He may deny it because he knows what he’s doing is wrong, but stick to your story.
In the meantime, try all you can not to be alone with him whenever he visits.


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