Out Of This World Brave 11-Year-Old Goes Public With Being Molested By Grandfather

breannhillWhile media outlets are touting the word “brave” to describe women who wear a bikini while pregnant, 11-year-old Breann Hill is putting her own face to the pervasiveness of inter-family molestation. This little girl is not only superhuman for getting vocal within her own family — a herculean effort for anybody– but also for speaking into a microphone about it.

Hlntv.com interviewed young Breann about her ordeal and incredible strength:

…a year-and-a-half ago, then 10-year old Breann was brave enough to go to her mother and tell her what happened while her grandfather, the man who molested her, sat in the very same room. “Mom, someone touched me inappropriately last night,” she said. Her grandfather immediately walked out of the room. Breann’s mom Cyndi sat stunned, trying to catch her breath and process what her eldest daughter was revealing.

How these parents handled this crisis is exemplary. First, they believed their daughter because, as her dad Russ told me, “Breann had no reason to make something like that up.”  Secondly, they immediately took all their kids out of that house and drove the 14 hours home… in silence.  Thirdly, they actually pressed charges against Russ’s dad, Breann’s grandfather.  But that alone didn’t remedy the pain of their new reality.  Breann told me, “I’ll never be the same.”

From this report alone, it’s fairly to easy to see why Breann is so badass given that she clearly comes from equally stand up parents. No denial, no delegitimizing their child’s claims. Just undeniable support and instant distance from the alleged perpetrator.

HLNTV will be airing the interviewing tomorrow at 12 and 4 p.m. EST. Tune in and support true bravery.

(photo: Hlntv.com)

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  • Rachel Sea

    What a horrible thing to be such an amazing role model for.

  • Amber

    It’s so great to see a family do the right thing instead of try to shut the victim up.

    I’m stunned that she told right in front of her abuser. That took guts.

    • JLH1986

      I guess she figured in for a penny in for a pound. She’s truly a brave girl.

    • Miss Isis

      So true, very brave young girl. I’m so glad her abuser is being charged.

  • Ginny

    This girl is lucky she has family who supported her. You can be the most vocal person in the world but when your family doesn’t believe you, nothing won’t ever be done.

  • Amber Starr

    Breann is a hero for every child who has ever had to silently suffer at the hands of a trusted adult/family member.

    I obviously don’t know this sweet girl, but I’m so incredibly proud of her.

  • Zoe Lansing

    What a brave girl! Also, what wonderful parents! The fact that she felt comfortable telling them speaks volumes about their relationship with her in and of it self. That her dad didn’t hesitate to believe her even though it is his own father who molested her shows he has his priorities right. Unfortunately in situations like this many parents would rather convince themselves that their kid is just lying for attention than face the fact that someone they know, love & trusted molested their child.

  • Cyndi

    I just found this blog. I am Breann’s mom. Both her dad and I are incredibly proud of her. We are still working with a non profit organization called Voice Today. Breann wants to help the children and Russ and I want to educate the parents. We are overwhelmed by the number of support we have received. Thank you all for these incredible comments.