In this post, I continue this series by reviewing the second of two articles that focus on this particular type of sexual abuse that appears to only happen in MSbP families. These are literally the only two articles we found focusing on this particular type of abuse. This one is 10 years after the other one, in 1999.
Case 1: Nurse Accuses Divorced Husband of Sexual Abuse of Victim when the Nurse is Probably the Perpetrator
Here, researchers report on a child who is the victim of repeated sexual abuse by MSbP perpetrators divorced mother and the maternal grandmother, but nothing is really described about the child. The child’s age is not reported, nor is any other characteristics of the victim. Objectifying victims and perpetrators in research at the expense of providing gruesome detail about the MSbP behavior is unfortunately typical in the scientific literature.
And these writers go into gruesome detail about the “funneling” done by the mother and grandmother that the victim reports is painful.
Not only do they repeatedly place swabs and their fingers in this girl’s vagina (presumably to clean it and examine its tone), they coach their daughter to tell authorities that her father is sexually abusing her. The daughter reports that the mother and grandmother are telling her to lie, while the mother files 9 sexual abuse complaints against the innocent father.
Like with previous cases, we see a matriarchal transference of behavior. Also, like with previous cases, although the victim is placed with the father, but the mother is not barred from access to the victim so she is still in danger.
I wonder what eventually happened to the daughter? Did she live? Did she become a perpetrator? Who knows? The healthcare system threw her away.
Case 2: From Age 14 Months to Age 5, Victim is Sexually Abused Until Abandoned by the Healthcare System
Here, the authors report on a single MSbP mom with a history of depression and sexual abuse who accused just about every guy she met, including a kindergarten-aged boy, of sexually abusing her daughter from age 14 months until age 5, when these writers meet the daughter.
These allegations caused the daughter to get all kinds of sexual abuse workups by many different people, and the mother herself explained that she regularly did a ritual.
The ritual was that every time the child came home from school, she did a thorough genital exam and used “yeast cream” on the child.
For 18 months, health care providers tried to get the mother to stop the ritual, but she wouldn’t.
Rather than rescuing the child, child protective services left her with her mother to continue to get raped, and referred the child for counseling. Do they really think that the counseling is going to help while the mother is raping the child? How do you counsel a child who is living in a home where she is being repeatedly raped?
Case 3: 4-year old gets Vaginal and Anal Exams while Mother Accuses Father of Rape
In a similar case, a divorced MSbP mom accuses the dad of sexual molestation of a 4-year-old daughter, and this results in multiple sexual investigations that show the father is innocent. The rape the mother does to the child is particularly harrowing in this one. The mom made the girl get naked from the waist down and lie on a towel on the kitchen floor, presumably because there is better light in there.
Then, the mother took a flashlight and examined the child’s labia and anus, separating the labia and inspecting all the skin.
Examinations found vaginal trauma. However, the examiners did not know if that was the result of trauma from the accused dad or the inspection-crazy mom. There was no evidence against the dad and the accusations by the child appeared coached (saying her dad had touched her “pee pee with a stick” one time), and they had trouble convincing the mom to stop her examinations.
As usual, they just threw this victim away, too. Child protective services blocked her access to her dad and trapped her with her mother, let her mother keep raping her, and referred the child to counseling.
Conclusion to Review of Two Articles on Medical Sexual Abuse
This post and my previous one focused on the only two articles in the scientific literature focusing on medical sexual abuse that we could find. The next post is about other scientific literature in MSbP where sexual abuse is implied.
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