Eloise’s Story: Raped By My Father

Eloise’s Story: Raped By My Father

My sister and I were raised in a Catholic orphanage in Marquette MI. until I was around age 12. At that time my father was contacted and asked to sign adoption papers so a family could adopt my sister and I. He refused and instead came and got us. To this day I don’t know why he did this.
He picked us up and we headed for Detroit. It wasn’t long after that, that the abuse started. At first, I was forced to perform oral sex on him, but this soon led to vaginal and anal sex. When I tried to resist because of the pain, he would beat me, kick me, use his belt on me. These incidents happened whenever he was without a woman. He would pick up women off skid row and bring them home, but they always left because of the beatings. Then he would use me. This continued up until the courts took us away from him. I am not sure how this came about because I didn’t mention it to anyone, not even my best friend. I was sent to live with a relative and my sister went to live with a foster family. She died from alcoholism over 30 years ago.
I am now 76 years old

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