Keeping quiet about life-changing assault
"If you ever tell, this is what I will do to your family," said a man to a frightened girl after he shot and killed her kitten in front of her.
That threat was to keep the girl quiet about the sexual abuse she was enduring.
"This particular person was sexually molested from the time she was a young child into early adulthood by a family member," said Darianne Johnson from the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center in Dickinson.
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