Girl Asks Santa to Make the Abuse Stop

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When most kids write to Santa, they ask for things like baby dolls, Legos, or even a shiny new bike. But a nine-year-old girl in Texas had a much more important request. She asked Santa to please stop a male relative from touching her and her older sister.

The letter, which was reported by the child's school after the girl turned it in, led to the arrest of the man in question. Authorities suspect the abuse has been happening for a long time, and the man now faces up to 99 years in prison.

Spend just a few minutes watching children who truly believe talking to Santa and you'll understand why this girl thought he was the right hero to finally step in and help her. It's just so sad that she endured the abuse for so long and that she didn't feel she could tell the very real adults in her every day life. Those adults are taking care of the situation now, and our hopes are high that these kids won't ever be hurt again.


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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.