I was abused as a child, but nobody will believe me | The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: NOBODY believed me when I said I was abused as a child, not even the police.

What happened has ruined my life and my relationships, and I feel I’ll never get closure.

I am a 37-year-old man. When I was 13, my school football coach sexually abused me.

I told the headteacher, but instead of taking action, he expelled me, saying I was dangerous and disruptive.

So I kept it to myself. But this year I told the police.

A detective said they couldn’t find any trace of my abuser, and suggested I might be making it up.

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Not being believed again virtually destroyed me.

Eventually, the police found out the coach died a few years ago and closed the case.

I’ll never get justice. How can I move forward?


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DEIDRE SAYS: You’re a brave, strong man, and it’s terrible you weren’t believed.

Sadly, many people prefer to brush abuse under the carpet and not deal with it.

But you can get closure of a kind through counselling, which will allow you to work through your feelings.

My support pack, Abused As A Child, tells you where to go for support.

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