‘I don’t know what love is’: Sexually abused at 3, then again in state care

WARNING: This video series has graphic descriptions of rape, sexual violation, substance abuse and discusses suicide and self-harm. It is recommended for adult audiences only.

Jacob was put into state care as a way to be kept safe. But instead, he was allegedly sexually violated by another boy also in state care.

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One in six boys will be sexually abused before they are 18.  In this video series, 10 men have told their stories to Challenge the Silence on the issue. All grew up believing they were the only ones it had happened to. Now, they want other victims to know they are not alone and, if they are ready, help is there for them.

WHERE TO GET HELP
Male Survivors Aotearoa
Safe to Talk 0800 044 334
Need to talk TXT/Ph 1737; Lifeline 0800 543 354

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