What should I do?

United States
October 21, 2007 2:07pm CST
Just so you know where this question comes from here's a little back story. I am a survivor of child molestation and rape. I can say that now because I have worked through it. I have no contact with the violator but that is where I am having a problem. I ran across his current address and phone number while goffing off doing people searches and he came up as a relative to someone I know. I want to know if I should contact him. I can see where it would bring me closure to confront him but I know that he will lie and deny it. He is a pedophile that sees nothing wrong with hurting little girls. It has been years to many to prosecute. So if you were me what would you do?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 Nov 07
I would call the police and report that there is a pedophile in the area. They might also know it and be keeping close tabs on him. You can also mention that he abused you, and if you have a daughter or are afraid for the children in your neighborhood, let them know. The police will make sure that your neighborhood and especially you would be better protected. But I would not confront him. By not caring about you as a child, he has shown no moral values and the confrontation may be dangerous. He might kill you and in no way, should you warn your neighbors like they do on TV. It is up to the police to make sure the proper fliers are distributed that warn them of this creep.
• United States
21 Oct 07
Up to you really?
• United States
21 Oct 07
I am so glad that you are doing so well.There are only two things I would do, one lawful the the other isn't.The lawful is to contact the police and report him. once a pedophile always a pedophile.It may be too late for you to press charges in your case , but you may be able to help prevent another molestation. The un lawful is to seek him out and hurt him.I haven't gone through what you have so I am only guessing.You should talk to other survivors and see if they had confronted their attackers and if it helped.I wish you all the best. Take Care.