I didn’t tell my mother as I was shocked and didn’t really know what to say.
It stuck with me for a long time. It was not the first time as a young girl that I was touched, but it was the worst one.
WHERE TO GET HELP
Rape Crisis - 0800 88 33 00 (24hr service), click link for information on local helplines.
Victim Support - 0800 842 846 (24hr service)
The Harbour, online support and information for people affected by sexual abuse.
Women's Refuge (females only) - crisis line available on 0800 733 843.
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (males only) - helplines across NZ, click to find out more.
If you are in danger, or are being subjected to sexual violence, call 111.