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IN People ON 04 Oct, 2015
Derby sisters Danielle Michalik-May, Patricia and Terri-Ann Michalik are those unfortunate women whose innocent childhood was spoiled by a devilish man. He was their stepfather who abused all three inside their home for a decade. And after the long terrible years, these siblings finally took a deep breathe after sending the man behind the bars. They did a Facebook trick and tracked him down.
James shifted to the girls' home right after the relationship with their mom. Elder sister 30-year-old Danielle told DailyMail: 'As soon James moved into our family home, he began abusing us. He would wait for Mum to go to work then come into our bedrooms and attack us. I was absolutely terrified. I was only eight years old and had no idea what he was doing but knew it was wrong. I just hoped he wasn't touching my sisters, and naively thought if he is using me, then he would leave Patricia and Terri-Ann alone.'
Patricia said: 'James would follow me into the bathroom and force me to perform oral sex on him. I was just four years old.' Terri-Ann said: 'I was barely out of nappies when he began abusing me. It doesn't get much worse than that. I have no happy memories of my childhood - it's just all horrible stuff. Now I feel that everyone has a motive for something.' Danielle said: 'We were all terrified of him. He was a nasty, violent man with an aggressive temper. We just knew not to argue or ever breathe a word of what he was doing to us.'
Danielle recalls: 'James stole our innocence, took away the most precious years of our life. We were just little girls, but he took full advantage of us and violated us all in the worst possible way. We are still haunted by what James did to us. We all have flashbacks and get upset about what he put us through, so to see him jailed is the best justice we could have asked for.'
Through Facebook, they found the man living in Botswana with a new wife. Terri-Ann said: 'It made my blood boil. I didn't know if he had more children and couldn't bear to think that he might be abusing others and ruining another little girl's life. I used a false name and got into a conversation with him, but he eventually cottoned on to who I was and the next message I got was from someone claiming to be a Doctor stating James was dead.'
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