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Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 2090

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Tonight's special guest is Andrea B from West Plains, Missouri, telling her story for the first time. "The abuse I have endured is a generational issue," she says. "I'm not sure who my father is, so my "family" is only from my mother's side." Her grandparents were both orphans and the family is shrouded in secrecy. "One thing was for sure, they were both sadistic people who had no qualms about abusing others and their own children for the sake of their entertainment. "My grandfather regularly participated in child ography retail (he used his children to create the videos) and sex trafficking (his grandchildren and others)." A violent man, he was suspected of several murders but was never charged. He had 12 kids .. 8 of them survived. Andrea's mother was too emotionally damaged to care of her own children. "Her first husband and father to my oldest sister raped my oldest sister every time we went to visit. Her second husband raped my oldest sister and I." Andrea explains they finally told their school. "When my mother was given the option of her daughters or husband she chose her husband." So, her grandparents adopted them and used them as slaves to clean after 28 people who lived in one 3 bedroom house. They were forced into fighting rings where the violence continued until someone was knocked out. "Needless to say we were behavioral kids and didn't listen well." One day Andrea's oldest sister had enough (there were 4 girls in the family). "She went to school and showed them her bruises and battered body. I followed up her claims and they finally took us." She goes on, "Foster care had its issues but was a blessing for us," concluding, "My sisters and I all suffer in our own ways. All taking on a different outlook."

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