When Nelson Hincapie was 12 years old, he began experiencing sexual abuse by a trusted teacher.
“When I look back on the abuse now, it’s obvious that I wasn’t the only kid he groomed and abused,” Nelson says.
To cope with the abuse, Nelson turned to drugs and other unhealthy coping mechanisms. It was only in 2019, after a long healing process, that he finally felt ready to report the abuse. Unfortunately, after contacting the police department and school system where the abuse occurred, he learned that it was outside the timeframe for the statute of limitations for the crime, and Nelson was unable to find justice.