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Man wants to report long-ago sexual exploitation – The Denver Post

Dear Amy: My sister-in-law recently passed away from Alzheimer’s disease and her celebration of life is coming up.

I am an older man. When I was young, I had to reside with her and my brother for the summer. My mother was institutionalized due to mental illness; my father had abandoned the family.

When I lived with them both, I was 15 years old.

My brother’s house was small. I slept in the small living room on the couch.

My brother was an alcoholic and went to bed early every night. My sister-in-law (then 25) stayed up late and talked to me.

She was very lonely and disappointed that my brother was still emotionally missing for her.

We grew close and eventually a sexual relationship developed.

I went to a military school to escape home because I was afraid my brother would find out.

Now there is going to be a celebration of life for her and I, along with many others, have been invited to share stories about her life.

I decided to tell the truth at the ceremony about what happened to me, but my wife is totally against it.

She refuses to come with me, saying that telling her now would cause major turmoil among the remaining family and no one would believe me or talk to me ever again.


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