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    Son accused of molestation
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    An_249395 posted:
    I am lost and scared and don't know how to help him deal with this. My 17 year old son has been accused of inappropriately touching a 4 year old family member that he babysat from time to time. He denies the allegation and no charges have been brought, there has been no physical evidence found but I fear that this is going to get much worse.

    We feel like we are living on the edge waiting for a bomb to drop and he has become very sullen and depressed. He won't talk to me about it accept to express his innocence and anger that he is being accused.

    I plan to get him counseling but I am on the verge of a breakdown and I fear that if charges are brought that he will become suicidal. I just don't know what to do and talking to family is not an option because they have all but abandoned us since this happened.


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