My sister in-law runs a daycare center and I worked there in the summer about three years ago which would make it 2007. She had gotten a new family a girl, Allie, who was seven at the time and her brother Ryan who was five. At first Allie seemed like a normal seven year old girl, but as the summer went on I noticed some things about her that were weird. Some of these things were that she didn't like to be touched by any of the other boys at daycare. She wouldn't really freak out, but if another daycare boy sat down beside her she would get up really fast and move. If a daycare boy touched her, she would sometimes yell or say don't touch me. This was the first sign that something was wrong. Then I noticed that when my brother came home during his lunch break, Allie would be very clingy with me or my sister in-law, Michelle. She was also very quiet child, which I just thought she was shy. She did play really good with the other girls at daycare though. Then I noticed that Allie didn't like to go to the bathroom or go into the bathroom. Different times I saw Allie go into the bathroom and then I would see my sister in-law standing by the door with it shut, but she hand was inside the door.
I finally asked my sister in-law about Allie and she told me that Allie had been sexually abused since she was about one year old until she was almost five. Allie, along with three other girls was abused by the babysitter's husband. I learned that when Allie was round 20 months old the husband got a new job and started coming home during his lunch break. According to the abused girls the husband would pick one of the four girls each day and abuse them in the bathroom. He threatened them repeatedly so they wouldn't tell. Finally one of the girls said something to their mom about the abuse and that's when everything came out. When Allie was asked about the abuse, she finally told about it.
According to the babysitter, she told police she had no idea that her husband was abusing these girls during his lunch break. I find this very hard to believe that she wouldn't notice a child wasn't around. I always noticed when a child got out of my site and I would go look for him/her right away. I don't know all the details about the case, but I do know that the husband was arrested and convicted and the last time I know, no charges were brought against the babysitter.
What happened to Allie just makes me stick. She will have problems her entire life and that man took her childhood away from her. I glad that he is in jail and I hope that the wife will be put in jail too. I do know that Allie is doing better. She has been in therapy since the abuse was found out. Today she is in the fourth grade and is making great improvement. She can know go to the bathroom by herself and she is getting better at being around boys. She still had a long road ahead of her. Just to see Allie somewhere you would never know that she was abused all of those years.