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Old 04-20-15, 12:09 PM   #1
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Okay so I really need some help here. Basically they are from a backwards culture and background. They have ridiculous beliefs and are pretty savage. So in their culture and religion. It's perfectly normal to beat your wife and kids constantly. Anyways I will share the abuse that has been going on for years. I live in the U.S. Fortunately but have no other family members here or anywhere to go. I am 19 at the moment and a legal adult. There is no way I can even say I want to leave or I would get beaten and tortured by him. This man has beaten my mother so much to the point of torture. Where he would constantly beat her for hours at a time even holding a weapon against her and cussing and threatning to kill her. Not only this but he had blinded her in one eye due to his beatings and still treats her like shit and makes her cook and clean like a slave. She is too afraid of him and will never testify and for good reason. This man is a psychopath. im being held here against my will and not even allowed to go out or do anything. Not only this but there is a 13 and 16 year old minors who have to witness these regular beatings and abuse. My plan is to secretly record him doing his beatings. Video tape, write down every incident with date and time etc. if I gather all this Evidence and present it to the police station what will happen? How long will he go to jail? There can be no risk of failure or I could even be killed. '

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It typically depends on the state as to what the punishments are for this kind of thing. If your mom refuses to testify it may hurt the case though, but recordings would help. In a court case there is always a risk of failure, and they may not hold him or even arrest him right away. You would probably want to find a safe place you can go to after you turn in the evidence and file a report. Domestic violence cases can take a while. here is a site that has some info by state

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Hi Hopelessness9,

I don't know about jail, but there is the National Domestic Abuse Hotline in the US:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline | 24/7 Confidential Support * See post below

They will do what they can to keep you all safe as you address this with law enforcement. They should have the answers to your questions. You are very brave to be the one to say "enough"... Please stay safe

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If you're using a shared home computer - you may not want to click that link and have it in the computer's browser history. I'll just put the number here - the National Domestic Violence Hotline number is 1-800-799-7233.
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