We often tell children to listen to their parents because they know what’s best for them. But sometimes, parents can be in the wrong. And when that happens, it’s usually the children who suffer.
A teenage girl from Johor recently made a police report about her mother. She claims her mother tried to sell her body to pay off their debt and encouraged her relationship with an older man so he would continue financing them. She escaped the household, but harassment from her mother has led to her making the report.
According to reports, the 17-year-old girl had been living alone with her mother in Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru. The two lived a hard life and were continuously dogged by debts and poverty. As such, the mother tried to sell her daughter’s body to earn some cash.
The daughter shared that her mother had borrowed money from a loan shark last year. However, they were struggling to repay the debt. As such, her mother asked her to sleep with a male tenant for cash. “I think he (the male tenant) was afraid of trouble, so he moved out of the rental house,” the girl reportedly stated.
However, at the beginning of 2022, she formed a relationship with another tenant at the house. This man was nearing sixty and had often referred to her as his goddaughter. But, their relationship started to change into something more. Her mother, who had been continuously borrowing money from him, knew about the issue but said nothing. In fact, shortly afterwards, her “godfather” would pay her RM100 after they slept together and she would give the money to her mother.
After enduring the situation for two months, the 17-year-old finally managed to leave the house. She fled to a nearby children’s shelter in March this year and has been living there since. Her social worker is aware of her case and has been trying to help her live a normal life. In fact, when she came to the shelter, her social worker drew up a contract with the mother, getting her to promise that she would no longer interfere with her daughter’s life.
Unfortunately, her mother has not kept her side of the bargain. She apparently started slandering the shelter and the social worker, claiming they took her daughter away from her. The shelter also started receiving calls harassing them. Unable to bear the harassment, the 17-year-old then decided to make a police report in hopes of stopping it.
The girl has made it clear that she does not want to return to her mother. She added that she hopes to start a new life. The social worker also stated that they had gotten the mother evaluated with a psychiatric test prior to signing the contract which proved she was sound of mind.
We sincerely hope the teenage girl and the shelter will be left in peace after this. The girl clearly just wants to put her past behind her and be able to live a better life. Our hearts go out to her and the shelter looking after her.
Source: China Press