Adult providing alcohol for my Teen


(Billerica, MA)

I have a 15 year old daughter who has babysat for this family for 10 years-they are like her second family-they take her places, she celebrates bdays and etc. with them. Recently it has come to my attention that the father has been buying alcohol for my daughter and getting her and her 14 yr old friends drunk. My daughter said that he has been doing this since she was 14 in total maybe 7 times.


Because of the closeness between my daughter and their family I'm very confused. I contacted the police dept told them the situation and they said I could file a complaint or go and confront the man about this because there is no proof that he was actually buying or providing them the alcohol.

I spoke to his wife today told her the situation she of course was upset. Besides my daughter not babysitting or having contact with this man again I'm not sure what else to do? My daughter is not the only child that he has done this with-my daughter says he has never touched her inappropriately or her friends. Please what do I do next???? I don't want him doing this with any other teenagers. He is 43.

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Jun 30, 2011
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thank you for your comment
by: Anonymous

thank you for your comment. I did go to the police and filed a complaint against him. I had some good ammo - his own wife posted on her facebook how creepy he was because he was taking young girls to play mini golf and to the mall. anyways they are bringing it to the DA and also filing a 51A with child services. The worst is my daughter has been in therapy for 2years for a mood disorder and when he was serving her alcohol she was on prescription medication for her moods. After thinking about everything that could of happened I was so furious that I went straight to the police-hopefully they'll prosecute. thank you again for sharing your story with me.

Jun 29, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Take a deep breath and clear your head--deep down you got to know what the right thing to do is. CALL THE POLICE back and insist on filing a report. Have this man prosecuted! Even though your daughter is only 15, i'm sure the police will take a statement from her and from friends of hers that were also provided alcohol. Way back when when i was 15, a family i used to babysat for provided me with free alcohol and a place for me and my friends to drink and be stupid. I thought it was pretty cool at the time and never told anyone till now. Ever since then I've struggled with alcohol abuse, graduated to other drugs and struggled with a lot of emotional abuse and crap I wouldn't have had to deal with if I had been smart enough to tell an adult at the time what was going on and gotten the help I needed at the time. I'm ok now, been completely sober and drug free for well over 10 years, but dang woman, I wouldn't wish what I struggled with on any 15 year old child. Please have this man prosecuted and get your daughter some counseling.

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