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A mother-of-two has shared a heartbreaking account of how her teenage daughter was sexually abused by her husband of less than a year – a man that she had known for 20 years.
Catherine St. Germain, 34, from Loveland, Colorado, detailed the harrowing incident in a Facebook video in the hopes that her family’s suffering will help other parents to avoid going through the same awful experience.
In the video, which has been viewed more than 48.7 million times in just five days, Catherine reveals how she discovered from the police that her Navy Veteran husband, Aaron Tyrell Scott, had sexually abused her then-15-year-old daughter Alyssa, less than one year after they had married.
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1 in 5 New York Kids Are Sexually Abused. Help Prevent That
The CDC reports that 1 in 5 children are sexually abused.
9 out of 10 of the perpetrators are never brought to justice and never appear on sex offender registries.
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