Whilst I was being abused I went to many dark places. I self harmed for… quite some time. I was suicidal. I was really isolated. This is Pearl's statement to the police that she made when she first disclosed what was happening. It feels really hard to just even hold this in my hands. It hurts. Pearl, not her real name. fell victim to sexual abuse, aged just 7. She's now 14. Six years, every second weekend. More than once. The perpetrator was her father. Most of what's in here is too explicit and too traumatic to read. The reason I'm… not showing my face. is because the law doesn't actually allow me to. I would really like to tell him how much damage he's actually put on my life. Is that you on your bike? Rosie's father assaulted me and assaulted her. I had some broken ribs.