First of all Thank You! I never considered this happened to anyone else. I was raised in the church with my own father as a bishop when I was 15 to after I moved away to college. My parents are still very active with some of my siblings still members. I removed my name from the church in 2006.
I was 12 years old and this was my first interview. Let me say, I had never really spoken to my parents about sex or my changing body or anything of that nature. When we had the films in 5th grade at school regarding sex, my mom handed me a book the night before called “a doctor speaks to 5 to 8 year olds” and left. I don’t remember much of the interview, but I remember The Bishop asked me if I was having sex. I said no. He asked me if I knew what sexual intercourse was, and I answered “yes”. He told me he didn’t think I knew what it was and I needed to describe to him, in detail what it was. He kept asking more specific questions and wanting more specific details. I remember feeling so weird and uncomfortable and an inability to speak out and protest what felt wrong. My mother had already shown me by handing me a book about sex and leaving that she was not able to talk about it, so I never told anyone what happened – until now.
Thank you for this opportunity. Hopefully the abuse will stop.