Teen raped by the son of a prominent Muslim reveals that she is praying for her attacker in heartbreaking victim statement – while he runs FREE with community service
- Teen was raped by the son of a prominent member of the Muslim community in Queensland
- She was only a child at the time and he was about 10 years older than she was
- Victim gave a heartbreaking statement to the court and said she was still praying for him
- He was shot without conviction and will only serve 80 hours of community service
A teenager raped by the son of a prominent member of the Muslim community of Queensland when she was a child says she is praying for him because he needs it.
The survivor, who wants to maintain her anonymity, read out the victim impact statement when the man was convicted last week in a court in Brisbane.
& # 39; I'm not sure what's worse. The pain or the emptiness. Imagine a stab wound that never fully heals, & read the teen in court.
A teenager raped by the son of a prominent member of the Muslim community of Queensland when she was a child says she is praying for him because he needs it (stock image)
The man had just admitted a count of rape and five counts of indecent treatment of a child.
The man was ordered to serve conditionally for two years and 80 hours of community service by a judge in the Brisbane court. No conviction was recorded.
Because the man has been sentenced as a minor, he cannot be identified.
The man, a teenager at the time of insult, was about 10 years older than the child when he raped her.
The nearly 400-word statement gave a detailed picture of the years of fear that were felt after the process of attacks and debilitating courts.
She says that physical education about sexual health and consent in high school triggered shocking childhood memories.
As the only one of the two & # 39; Hijabi girls & # 39; she says she didn't think she should pay attention to the class.
But the memories led to eating disorders, her early school leaving and the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder.
& # 39; It had become clear to me. I knew what it was, & she said when the memories of the offender crystallized.
She entrusted her sister and finally her family after she was shaken to visit the man's father.
& # 39; To this day, I will never forgive them for the pain and pain they have caused to my parents and siblings, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; My father took it extremely badly. He was broken. & # 39;
She said that an agreement between the families to stay away from each other was not respected.
In 2016, years after she first told her family, she felt strong enough to go to the police, which eventually led to legal proceedings.
& # 39; My committal hearing was grueling and guts, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I looked like a liar and someone who didn't know what they were talking about. & # 39;
Before she went to the police, she said she approached the father of the man, a spiritual leader, who, according to her, offered her prayers.
& # 39; Your guilty plea (is) a mercy but not yours. I never received an apology. Not yours or your family. & # 39;
She said she fought through the legal process to find some sort of closure.
& # 39; I am here today because & # 39; things like this are swept under the carpet and the & # 39; victim & # 39; is left without closure, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; You broke my strength that I worked for years on building and then I knew you didn't deserve mercy from me. I always pray for you. You need it. & # 39;
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