Sarah Monehan, is a courageous hero – who stood up to the child sex abuser, that not only abused her, but many others. She is amazing. She is someone I consider to have integrity, strength and a capacity to do what is needed no matter how much is hurts, in the process. Robert Hughes is now known to be a child sex offender and people know the truth and this will hopefully reduce the sexual abuse to children.
I believe fully in appropriate consequences, to actions that are chosen to be committed and these 10 crimes are only the ones he has been found to have committed, there will be more. Probably many more. This a reality of thow these predatory paedophiles operate.
I watched A Current Affair, where she bravely spoke about Robert Hughes and about the court case. Sarah became emotional when she spoke of her mother abandoning her, because Sarah decided to go public. Her mother apparently was ‘very upset’.
This reaction from her mother, is all about her mother’s own needs. To stop speaking to her own daughter who decided to courageously do the right thing, which did lead to this man being found guilty of 10 child sexual abuse crimes, that other adults knew were occurring, is so wrong. There could be many reasons, but none will justify refusing to stand by your daughter about child sexual abuse. It also seems that her mother may have known what was occurring when she was a child. I know how that feels too.
I could see the pain in Sarah’s eyes as she spoke of her mother, tried to contain her emotions, and couldn’t.
Of all of what she spoke about, her mother’s reaction, was what has hurt her so deeply. and I know how that feels. I feel deeply for Sarah, it is selfish mother to abandon her daughter when this is going to become public,
To be neglected in the first instance as a child, and then abandoned by your own mother, at a time when you need it, is abuse, mental, emotional abuse and neglect.
I feel very sorry for Sarah. She didn’t deserve any of that.
No-one ever deserves a mother, like that. and she is still clearly affected by it.
It can affect your entire life.
Sarah Monehan’s mother should be incredibly proud of her daughter and owning the neglect and failures by those around her, including her own mother.