When an older male relative started molesting her, Kaycie was too young to understand she was being exploited. She was maybe 2 or 3 years old.
When she was 9, Kaycie and her dad were watching a movie with a sex scene, spurring her to ask what the characters were doing. “He told me about the birds and the bees,” she recalled. “Everything clicked, and I realized what had happened to me. I cried.”
She also told her parents what had happened to her, defying the threats of her molester. Her parents confronted him, and the assaults ended.
But the pain didn’t.