Strawberry Letter : Incest or Pedophilia
Dear Shirley & Steve,
I am a 42 year old woman with an 11 year old daughter with my current husband. I also have a 22 year old son from a previous relationship. My husband also has a child from a previous relationship a 17 year old daughter which is my daughters half sister. Since the age of 5 she has been spending weekends and holidays with us. I have always been mindful of the fact that my son and her were not blood related and paid close attention to both where curiosity and hormones may come into play.
Her and my daughter always shared a room on her visits with us. However to my surprise I recently walked into there bedroom late at night thinking they were asleep and found my stepdaughter performing a sexual act on my 11 yr old daughter. I was completley shocked as I was always so careful with watching out for my son and stepdaughter. I never thought this to be happening with my daughter and her sister. when I confronted the two my step daughter immediatley lied and acted as if I did not see what I did. My daughter on the other hand broke down and confessed that this was her OLDER sisters idea and she has been doing this to her since she was 7yrs old against her will.
My questions is do I consider this incest or pedophila? Should I seek counseling or the police? My husbands stand is she is almost grown and does not need to come and visit overnight anymore. I don’t want to see her at all until she confesses to what she did.
Please Help me with this