Being abused as a child is a life sentence
More than 4,000 survivors have shared their experiences with the Truth Project in England and Wales and, of the 3,265 accounts analysed for research, some 46% said they had only been eight when abused for the first time.
The inquiry has heard that many victims were warned by those in authority that their accusations could "ruin" the lives of their abusers.
Others were dismissed as "attention seekers".
Some 86% said they were left with long term mental health problems and over a third said they had experienced depression.
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