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What happend to me in the Family

from mygirls - Wednesday, February 07, 2007
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Hi, my name is Christina and I grew up in the "Family".

I was born into the Family but left the Family when I was @ 13 if I remember right. I for one don't think the Family is a good place to be. I too was sexually abused and raped for many of years while in the Family.

It was always by older men and the one that raped me rapidly was another man that was like my second father, what I mean by this is that this man moved around with my parents any time they moved and shared my Mom with my Dad. This man "Jerald Curren" started rapping me @ 5 years old until 14 when my parents found out about it. My parents sent him away and then he came back about a year later when he brought his daughter out to live with us. His daughter and I ran away from home because I had to get away from him. When they found us and the authorities got involved they found out what happened and he was arrested for raping me. When it came time to the trial my Dad stood up for him to try to get him a lessor conviction and to this day my parents say that I should forgive him for what he did to me, I don't think I can ever forgive him, I know I can never forget.

When all of this was going on I received a letter from the leader of this group saying that I should forgive him and what he did wasn't so bad, that is when I totally turned against the Family and realized that they were totally messed up group.

Glad to say Jerald was sent to prison for 11 years but let out in 5 1/2 for good behavior. The whole time he was in prison my parents would go to see him and bring my younger siblings with them. My oldest brother Sam Doehler has posted a letter addressing the abuse in The Family and he said that he never knew anyone that was abused in the Family totally ignoring what happened to his own sister. This is how the Family is denying the truth to make them seem better than what they are. The Family is a group that takes full advantage of others for their own benefit and live very well on others generosity. In my opinion this group needs to be stopped before others are hurt by them.

I could go on about the Family but it would take forever. Thanks for listening.


I just wanted to correct the name of the man that raped me and was convicted for it "Gerald Curran" and I found him when I went to www.familywatchdog.us/ .

I am also letting you know were you can find my brothers "Sam Doehler" and his wife "Maria Doehler" posted their coments regading TF. This is the web sight for my brothers. http://www.myconclusion.com/archives/2005/01/29/how-i-was-abused/ and his wife's http://www.myconclusion.com/archives/2005/01/29/maria-doehler-speaks-out/ Their comments aren"t a surprise to me since they are still in the "The Family" and in my opinion they are brainwashed thinking that there isn't anything wrong with the group, After all they are getting everything they want sexually and materially in the name of God!!!!

I will be posting a more detail article about my experiences in " The Family" as soon as I get a chance to. I am pretty busy with my Normal Life and raising my children along with my husband. But I will get around to it.

I didn't post a long article at first because I wasn't sure if any would read it. So when I post my more detailed article please take the time to read it if you would like to know more details. Until then you can still post questions if you have any and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can. Thank You.

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from Phoenixkidd
Friday, February 16, 2007 - 12:05

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Your article Christina is absolutely disturbing and utterly appaling! What would make one's parents choose to side with a creep over the good fortune of their daughter? I could never forgive my parents if they did anything like that. It looks like you have recovered somewhat and have a beautiful family...I hope you get the justice you deserve.
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From I was Raped in The Family
Friday, February 16, 2007, 12:37

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My parents sided with the creeps, even in the media.(reply to this comment
From mygirls
Friday, February 16, 2007, 14:12

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I am so Sorry to hear that, and believe me when I say I truly know how you feel and I don't think anyone especially a child should ever have to go through that.(reply to this comment
from jd515
Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 21:01

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I'm a cousin of Christina, I remember from when I was a kid: My father and grandparents would send William & Ana Doehler (Christina's parents) thousands of dollars to send them around the world with The Family. When she ran way her parents lied to me and the rest of our family and told us that she was just being a stupid teen and wanted to get away. Then when the shit was totally hitting the fan with the DCFS investigating them they tried to get my father to adopt their kids if anything happened to them. During the trial (I believe) Christina was living with me, my father and grandmother and she told me what really happened to her. I know that her parents brought the other kids to see Gerald in jail. Later in years when I was 16 or 17. I was at my uncles house and they had a "Family party". There were several different families there spending the night. All the kids were sleeping on the floors and the parents were in the other room having sex with each other. At this party the kids were telling me about some of the "Famliy rules", they said that 16 is the age when (any aged guy) could have sex with girls. As a kid, I never thought anything strange of what they were doing. I was just happy to get to see my cousins once in a while. My father always said that they were not doing Gods work and they were just using people. I didn't believe him till I got older and started to see it. There is alot more stuff that I know of but this is not my story to tell!
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from sinead_96
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 12:28

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my mum killed herself
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from Peter
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 02:34

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Christina,
Thank you for posting this. The Family continues to maintain that no one has ever been convicted of any crime involving the sexual abuse of children in its organization. Experiences such as yours prove they are lying. While the number of convictions is very low and nowhere near what it should be, there have been a few cases which need to brought to light.

While it is unfortunate that this creep got such a short sentence and was released way too early at least he did spend what one can only hope was some very hard time in prison. From what, I've child molesters are at the bottom of the shitpile in prison and universally despised...

I found some interesting quotes about this from a Boston Globe story about a child molester who died in prison:

"There is a pecking order, and child molesters are at the very bottom," said John Daignault, a forensic psychologist at Harvard Medical School and a former state prison official. "They are often subjected to violent acts, and to sexual acts, as a recompense for what they were perceived to have done to others."

"Child molesters are in the lowest category of human being, as far as prisoners are concerned," said Edith Flynn, professor emeritus of criminal justice at Northeastern University.
http://www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/stories5/082503_target.htm

One can only hope that this creep got a small taste of what he deserved during his all too brief stay in prison.

I've started an article about Gerald Curran at
http://www.xfamily.org/index.php/Gerald_P._Curran

Any corrections or additional information would be very welcome.



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from ABUSED
Monday, February 12, 2007 - 09:35

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There is no peace....

by Pamela Prentiss-Harrison


The night falls gentle upon the earth

but hard within the heart of a terror-filled child.

There is no peace this night

but a sentry-like awareness of

every noise, every movement

within the house.


A silent prayer is taken upon the wings

of the mourning dove

who waters the ground below with its tears

watching puddles form where each drop lands

forming a new ocean of sorrow.

There is no peace this night.


The tender child draws itself

into a tiny ball as if to disappear

... footsteps are heard in the hall

"please no" is whispered, "please go" is prayed

as the doorknob quietly turns.

There is no peace this night.


The dove soars higher, shaking sobs within its breast

penetrating clouds, gliding on wind

seeking its source

looking for the Light

knowing there will be no peace this night.


The shadow falls across

clenched fists, tousled curls,

drawn up limbs, eyes squeezed shut

against the scene about to unfold

scarcely breathing, knowing

there is no peace this night.


Feverishly winging toward

the rainbow of light and celestial destination,

the dove contracts and gasps with the pain

of its little charges' spirit

and delivers the message

To the being of Light & Beauty

who swoops down to grasp the hand of the child

and deliver its pain to another dimension

to be stored until the child is stronger

and able to face the reality of evil on the earth.


The angel cradles her charge,

gently rocking, while tears stream down her face...

mixing with the silent tears of the child.

The dove quietly sings its grievous song of mourning

for the lost innocence of this precious tot.

There is no peace this night.
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from house1a
Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 15:58

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From house1a
Saturday, February 10, 2007, 16:06

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I messed that post up. Sorry.

I don't know you and you don't know me, but I do know about your case, or at least, I'm pretty sure that I'm thinking of the same "Jerald".

I knew several members of the Curran family, and let me tell you, they are a strange lot! God help them all!!!!! (Not really).

Iím sorry for what happened to you, but at least you can sleep a little bit better knowing that you were able to put this man behind bars!

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from ajboy
Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 06:39

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This is another example of how messed up the family is! And to you self-righteous people who Judge Ricky for what he did perhaps itís for reasons like thisÖ
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from AnnaH
Friday, February 09, 2007 - 16:48

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I cannot your believe your parents would side with the man who raped you. That is so wrong and disgusting. You would be completely justified in cutting all ties with them.
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From AnnaH
Friday, February 09, 2007, 16:49

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Also did this man even show any remorse for what he had done? (reply to this comment
From mygirls
Friday, February 09, 2007, 17:29

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He said he was sorry for what he did, but of corse it was after he was caught. (reply to this comment
From AnnaH
Saturday, February 10, 2007, 12:39

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How were you able to leave the family? Were you put with foster parents? In my opinion your parents should have had custody of you and all their children taken away. (reply to this comment
From mygirls
Sunday, February 11, 2007, 22:56

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My parents left the family but are still supporting the family and still reading there garbage that they print out.(reply to this comment

from Nick
Friday, February 09, 2007 - 10:43

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I am happy to hear that your abuser was actually convicted. Very very rare case I am sure.

Interesting to see how the family sent you a letter asking that you forgive this monster in order to get him off the hook and even had your own parents speak for him at trial.

Just another example of the abuse that they try to downplay!


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From Big Sister
Sunday, February 11, 2007, 19:30

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I'm glad you succeeded in putting that guy in jail, sorry he's not still there. Do you know if he is still in TF.

I hope you keep that letter from TF. It may come in handy someday.

I applaud your bravery and strength. (reply to this comment
From mygirls
Sunday, February 11, 2007, 22:51

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My parents just let me read it and when I was done reading it they took it back. So I don't know what happened with the letter.(reply to this comment
From Big Sister
Sunday, February 11, 2007, 19:34

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Oops, sorry. the above should have been a comment directed to mygirls' article.(reply to this comment
from To admin
Friday, February 09, 2007 - 08:23

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Can this creep/fucker Gerald Curren be put up as an example on exer boards along with the other perps? Keep nameing and shaming them.
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From admin has an email address
Friday, February 09, 2007, 10:33

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from 'one down.....'
Friday, February 09, 2007 - 08:20

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You are very brave and I wish you all the best.

I am glad one of your abusers served his time-(though not long enough) I bet he'll be let right back into TF if there is any one left by the time he gets out.

Every time this happens TF look more and more like the liars they really are-when they say 'no one has got a conviction'

He was guilty as many more are.

Well done
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