Wednesday, February 22, 2017

PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE ON GOODREADS

Please visit Goodreads and cast your vote for INCEST, MURDER AND A MIRACLE for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2017. We receive comments almost every day from people who have been inspired by it, people who are so touched by the true story of this amazing couple. Paperback, Kindle and eBook.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MAN ARRESTED 10 YEARS AFTER


BREAKING: Royal Palm man facing incest, rape charges 10 years later

Monday, February 13, 2017

SEXUAL ABUSE DOES NOT ONLY HAPPEN TO GIRLS

Too often the abuse and/or incest victim is portrayed to be the one at fault, and the abusers get off "scott-free."Their abuser programs them to believe no one will take their story seriously, and unfortunately for many who come forward, that is what happens.

This judge has made the mother pay the price for sexual abuse of her son.


Cases like this are the reason Cheryl and Rob Cuccio have come forward with their story to let victims/survivors know that they are not alone and don't have to be defined by the atrocity that happened to them. There is support in numbers and now there are agencies that will take action.



FROM THE SUN, A news uk company
 
MUM FROM HELL 

Mother jailed for 16 years for the incest and sex abuse of her son from the age of four

The 40-year-old mum was arrested in October 2015 on five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, alongside one count of incest 

The Louisville woman was sentenced to 16 years in prison for incest, sodomy and sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12
The Louisville woman was sentenced to 16 years
in prison for incest, sodomy and sexual abuse
of a child under the age of 12
A VILE mum has been jailed for 16 years after a court heard how she sexually abused her own son when he was just four years old.
The mother, from Louisville, Kentucky, was convicted of incest, sodomy and sexual abuse.
Olu Stevens, the Jefferson Circuit County Judge, has also ordered her to register as a life-time sex offender. The woman, who The Sun is not naming to protect the identity of her victim, was initially arrested in October 2015.
Following an investigation by the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Crimes Against Children’s Unit, she was charged with five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of sodomy and one count of incest.
In an interview with police officers she admitted to performing oral sex on the boy. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

FROM THE GUARDIAN - SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR SPEAKS OUT

EXCERPT FROM THE GUARDIAN.COM
Back of father and mother staring ahead
‘For many family members of survivors, everything suddenly makes sense to
them once the victim discloses that abuse.’ Image features actors: Alamy Stock Photo

August 28, 2016  'Like a spider that keeps building its web': family of sexual abuse survivor speaks out


When Meg was 12, her mother, Annie, found herself unable to look at her. Seeing her daughter made Annie feel unsettled, at times almost angry. At first, she couldn’t figure out why.
“And then, Meg turned 13 and suddenly, everything slid into place for me,” Annie says.
“I found myself thinking, ‘She’s so tiny. She is so little.’ And I realised I was actually talking about myself, not her.
“It felt like something just broke. It was something big and ugly, and it just broke.”
Annie was 13 in 1987 when an Anglican priest began sexually abusing her, over a period of eight to 10 months. Seeing her daughter turn the same age was a trigger that not only bring back memories of the abuse, but that also helped her to comprehend just how small and innocent she would have been.
He was in his mid 30s, and used Annie’s vulnerability after the acrimonious divorce of her parents and his knowledge that she had been sexually abused by a family member to his advantage. READ FULL GUARDIAN ARTICLE

Thursday, February 2, 2017

UPCOMING ARTICLE IN MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

We just had to share this with you although we can't reveal the name of the magazine yet. Reporter, photography crew and video crew have just completed their interview with Cheryl and Rob. It is really exciting that their message will reach millions now. Writing this book was a hard emotional experience, as they had to relive so many things, but they say it has been worth it. 

Their message of inspiration and courage was the main reason they endured delving into past events to write a compelling book with the unvarnished truth. Now they are on the path to reaching as many people as possible. 

Thanks to everyone who has purchased their book and to those who have taken the time to post reviews. The reviews are very important, and if you have read this book your review will be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE BOUGHT OUR BOOK

Thank you so much to all of the people who have bought our book and the wonderful 5 STAR reviews that have been posted. We tried not to sugar-coat the reality of this true story. 

So many Facebook posts and emails have been received from abuse survivors thanking Cheryl and Rob for having the courage to tell it like it was, and encouraging them to not let what happened, no matter how bad, to define them. 

There is no question that these experiences are horrible, like the worst nightmare you could ever imagine. And healing is extremely hard, but receiving the message that they are not alone and there is hope for a better life is the reason Cheryl and Rob went through their own paid of writing the book--to reach out to others who find themselves in abusive situations, and to stimulate awareness in those who have never experienced abuse.



DELAYED TRAUMA FROM ABUSE


This story from www.domesticshelters.org


My Story of Delayed Trauma

Not knowing you’re in an abusive relationship doesn’t make it any less painful
My Story of Delayed Trauma
I’ve been a freelance writer for 12 years. I’ve written on topics ranging from heart stents to luxury watches to toxins in the home. When I started writing for DomesticShelters.org, I saw it as an assignment. An important assignment, mind you—a way to bring awareness to a worthy topic and a chance to help someone. But still, an assignment nonetheless.
It wasn’t until three months in, as I was conducting the interview for "Survivor Story: Jessica Houston," that something clicked that I had never been conscious of before. I completed the interview and hung up with Houston. And I sat in front of my computer and sobbed. I had just realized I was a domestic violence survivor.
While the relationship with my abuser had ended more than five years prior, I had never labeled it domestic violence. It was bad, sure. He was possessive and controlling, interrogating me every time I left the house. “How can it possibly take more than 30 minutes to get an eyebrow wax?” he’d ask. “Who did you sit next to in your meeting today?” He made me feel so guilty about doing anything that didn’t involve him that I sacrificed relationships with my mom and sister even though, previously, we had been close. I was not allowed to have friends.
Even when he stood over me and clapped loudly for 45 minutes one night to prevent me from going to sleep, threatened to kill one of my loved ones or abandoned me during a trip in the middle of downtown Chicago (his hometown and a place I’d never been), it didn’t occur to me that what he was doing was abuse. After all, he’d never hit me.