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You be the Judge


In this video, Australian survivor of child sexual abuse, Marita Murphy, tells of being raped as a 7-year-old while in an informal foster care situation.

Although adults - including her mother - were told of what happened, there was no redress for Marita.

Resultant behaviour problems led to Marita leaving school at the age of 12. She went on to have a successful career in the house racing industry.

Marita reported the rape to police in 2013. After the police dropped the criminal case (insufficient evidence) Marita brought a civil case against the alleged rapist; the judge decided the events happened too long ago.

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