Dr. Klein and others,
I have a strange situation. I am currently a therapist dealing with my own issue of surviving sexual abuse by an uncle. I never reported the abuse as a child and have told only close boyfriends as an adult. This past week, my mother informed me that my uncle tried to fondle her in her sleep while she was visiting. At that time, I revealed to my mother what happen to me as a child. She in turn, called my aunt and informed her of the abuse. My Aunt became hysterically upset and informed my mother that her brother's daughter said she was fondled, ten years ago. no one believed her. My aunt now believes me and my mother, but does not know what to do. As a therapist, I feel obligated to report him, but am not quite sure on time issues in reporting. My abuse took place about 18 years ago. My uncle now has two infant grandchildren which are of my primary concern. My aunt wants to do the right thing, and I'm expecting her to call me soon to give her some answers. Is there anonymous treatment for sex offenders? Is is unusual for an offender to abuse both children and adults? As a therapist what are my requirements when it is my own personal life? Thank you for your time and advice.
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