Have you been subject to someone indecently exposing themselves or attempted kidnap as a child? Or have things like this happened to your child?
Reason l ask is that as a child there were several incidents where l had men stop me in vehicles and ask for directions to somewhere like the train station then only to realise they were exposing their genitals or they would try to get me to get in the vehicle to show them how to get somewhere. This wasn't a once off thing it probably occurred around 4 -5 times.
I never reported any of the incidents as l would always be so shocked, and didn't even think to get the licence plate. The one time l told an adult was when a guy in a vehicle exposed himself and then drove off when l ran to a man mowing his front lawn. The man just told me to be careful walking home and let me carry on walking home.
I also didn't tell my parents as we had an odd (strained) relationship when growing up.
It haunts me now that those pigs could have gone on to actually kidnap other children. There was a case of a young girl being kidnapped a few suburbs away, she has never been found, and l've never forgotten her name.
Now that l have kids it worries me so much that there are animals like this out there that could just grab my child off the street but l also realise the best l can do is educate them when they are older about stranger danger.
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