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Dark obsession : a true story of a father's crime and a daughter's terror

Author: Shelley Sessions; Peter Meyer
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the author was 8 years old, her stepfather, Bobby, began to molest her; when she was 13, the molestation escalated into sexual intercourse. Bobby was a brilliant and charismatic man, a millionaire in a small central Texas town where the community regarded him as its chief benefactor. His wife seemed not to want to know what was going on in the household, although she was upset by the frequent screaming matches  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Shelley Sessions; Shelley Sessions
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Sessions; Peter Meyer
ISBN: 0425122964 9780425122969
OCLC Number: 22407381
Description: 316 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Shelley Sessions with Peter Meyer.

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When the author was 8 years old, her stepfather, Bobby, began to molest her; when she was 13, the molestation escalated into sexual intercourse. Bobby was a brilliant and charismatic man, a millionaire in a small central Texas town where the community regarded him as its chief benefactor. His wife seemed not to want to know what was going on in the household, although she was upset by the frequent screaming matches between her husband and her daughter. When the author finally told her story, Bobby attempted suicide, then plea-bargained a sentence of a few months at a private psychiatric hospital; his step-daughter was sent to a religion-oriented reform school for a year. On her release she brought a civil suit against Bobby and was awarded $10 million.

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