Can I press charges after being molested? Posted on August 07, 2011
My youth pastor molested me shortly after I turned 18. I was close to his family and even called him dad. Looking back I remember sexual comments he made to me when I was still 16, but he never touched me until I was 18. While he was touching me I was too shocked to say anything, so I didnt say no. He did not threaten me or have a weapon. I tried to move away a few times but hed push me back on the couch. I didnt get bruises. He is in 30s so he is older and much stronger than me. This happened about three months ago. I am having nightmares and I am afraid every time I close my eyes to go to sleep. I am seeking counseling to overcome this trauma. Can I press charges? He told our senior pastor what he did then left town. I live in Arkansas.
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