These people should really be ashamed of themselves for treating this girl like this..SMH
Pregnant 14-Year-Old Sex Assault Victim Depicted As Promiscuous By Neighbors
A teenage girl from Indiana who became pregnant after being sexually assaulted by a 17-year-old boy says she is overwhelmed by the cruel actions of her neighbors, who instead believe that she got pregnant from being too promiscuous.
via Think Progress
A 14-year-old in Elwood, Indiana who is eight months pregnant continues to face ongoing harassment simply because her neighborhood sees her as a very young pregnant girl.
But a reporter at the Indianapolis Star writes that her town does not know the full story of the 17-year-old boy who physically overpowered her after she told him “no.” On Tuesday, he faces sentencing for three counts of child molestation.
At the same time, the girl has encountered vicious public shaming from her community, she and her mother Kristy Green have spoken out because they worry her assailant will walk free in juvenile court:
“I can’t walk out the door without someone calling me a whore or slut,” the girl said. “I used to have a lot of friends, or people I thought were my friends, but as soon as this happened I just isolated myself.”
The repeated vandalism incidents at the family’s home — including the words “whore” and “slut” scrawled on the garage doors — were reported to police. But Green said no charges were filed because there were no witnesses to the acts.
Her daughter also has been the target of mean-spirited rumors and speculation that her pregnancy is the result of promiscuous behavior.
These people in this community should be ashamed of themselves, especially given the facts surrounding her pregnancy. Might be a good idea to move once the baby is born so she doesn’t have to deal with this foolishness.