(National Post) “Raymond molested me for either four or five years.”
Those words came from a 24-year-old Alabama woman, reflecting on what happened to her from the ages of around four to eight years old.
Raymond Earl Brooks had adopted her mother. To the young woman, for several years, Brooks was her adoptive grandfather. Then, while she was still merely a small child, he began molesting her.
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She told AL.com, “I don’t remember when it started happening but I know it was for a very long time. It was long enough for me to think it was completely normal and made me to feel that he actually loves me in a different kind of way than my mother and father loves me.”