Our expert says:
I would strongly recommend that you involve social services and ask their advice in this situation. Is he still living with your step-mother and do you think the sexual abuse is still continuing? Another organisation to consider contacting is FAMSA at www.famsa.org.za
If he has been abused by a parent he is going to be experiencing very conflicting and confused emotions and the conflict that exists with abuse often is the psychological rejection of what has happened whilst trying to make sense of why physical pleasure was experienced. This split is very common and via counselling he will need assistance in making sense of the difference between consenting to something sexual versus the bodies automatic physical responses. With the rest of the family in particular he may not want to discuss what has been going on.
You could consider offering him the option of speaking with a psychologist confidentially so that he has a private space in which to talk - but if he declines then it will be a case of you as a family seeking professional advice about how to proceed.
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