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  1. #1
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    Jul 2009

    LA - One brave child abuse victim speaks out, Gretna, 2009

    "Sexually assaulted at age 8 by her father in her Gretna home, Rachel Fletcher did something rare and courageous: She told a concerned relative what happened. And when the case came to trial in a Jefferson Parish court two years later, she bravely testified against her father.

    Fifteen years later, her father, David Boudreaux, is serving a life sentence in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for aggravated rape."

    Rachel is one brave woman, in my book!! Eight year old children know right from wrong.


  2. #2
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    Dec 2008
    Silicon Hills
    Bless Ms. Gauthreaux for caring enough to ask an 8yo about her situation!! -- since Rachel's g-ma didn't get the hint w/ the monster bolted doors & phones off the wall.
    What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
    But if that drop was not in the ocean,
    I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
    ~~ Mother Theresa ~~

    Where is Rachel Cooke? Missing since 10-Jan-2002
    Rachel's thread - WS

  3. #3
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    Oct 2009
    Ferguson, MO
    It is refreshing to hear that a victim found her voice, in bringing this man (her own father), to justice.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2008
    deep in the countryside of northern Alabama
    Guilty verdict reached in just 26 minutes. This story gave me goose bumps and a glimmer of hope.
    The depths of which we are able to love will be measured by the depths we are able to love ourselves....et

    There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must NEVER be a time when we fail to protest. Elie Wiesel

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