Teen Girl Raped by Drug Dealer While Dad Waits in Car

by recoveryhelpdesk on January 11, 2010 · 5 comments

A 16-year-old girl who says she had her dad drive her to buy heroin says she was raped by the dealer, while her dad waited outside in the car.

The girl told police she had asked her dad to give her a ride to a “friend’s house.” Here dad was suspicious and told her “if she wasn’t out in one minute he was going to come in after her.”

She says the dealer stopped her as she left and said, “Stop, when you gonna give me some of that.”

She told him her dad was waiting outside, but the dealer took her to a couch and raped her, she said.

After the rape, the girl says she went home and snorted the heroin she had bought.

Her dad says he later overheard her crying and telling her boyfriend what had happened and brought her to the hospital.

The girl reports she began snorting heroin about two years ago and has been injecting twice a day for the eighteen months.

Read the story here.

Many people start using in their early to mid teens (and quite a few before their teens).

Addicted children are even more vulnerable than adults to exploitation. And they are often more isolated from recovery resources.

This story is sad on so many levels. But worth reading, I think. I suspect from the full news story that the father was aware of the drug use, and was probably struggling to figure out how to deal with it.

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1 Barbara January 12, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Heartbreaking on so many levels. Something has to change before we lose a large percentage of this current generation of young people to this evil drug. I have a blog that deals specifically with rape, think I will link to this. My main focus and passion used to be preventing sexual abuse, now that takes a backseat to drug abuse. Ugh. http://rapesexualabuse.blogspot.com/

2 milo rosenbloom January 3, 2011 at 5:27 am

What, if anything, does this have to do with recovery.

You should be ashamed of yourself. hmmmm….I bet you are american.

3 recoveryhelpdesk January 3, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Hi Milo –Yes, I’m American. I’m not sure where you are from, but maybe there is some cultural reason that you think I should feel shame about posting about this story. I don’t feel at all ashamed because I care enough about this girl and many more boys and girls like her to talk about what is happening to them. As I said in the post, it is a very sad story. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. I think this story has a lot to do with recovery. I see recovery in terms of reducing risk and harm and recovering from past drug-related harm. This young person was at high risk because she had been using heroin from about age 14 and injecting from about age 15, her father seemed to have some awareness about this but was not effective in responding to it, and her drug use helped place her in very risking circumstances. I think that’s important to recognize and talk about.

Thanks for reading and commenting!

4 Mary March 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Oh you don’t want my horror stories, i will say this, even in all that has happened to my child she has maintained a sense of innocence, I do not know but I have always told her you are not what you have done, or what has happened to you as a result of your using. (In this sensitive area) These things can be very hard on the parents as well. Unfortunately within drug rings this plays out more often than one would think.

5 recoveryhelpdesk March 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I really like your quote about “you are not what you have done, or what happened to you as a result of using.” I’m going to remember that one.

Trauma is bad in and of itself and because the trauma complicates the recovery.

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