In a video posted by Yahoo, a young woman, who is referred to simply as "FA," speaks of the sexual abuse she endured at the hands of her stepfather when she was just 10 years old.
By the time she was 12, she no longer ate, she didn't sleep, and she was suicidal. That year, she told her mom about the abuse and they decided to press charges.
"It was my husband, her stepfather, somebody that I chose to bring into our family," her mom says through tears in the Yahoo video.
In the wake of pressing charges, FA became petrified of being in the house; she showered with her clothes on and constantly checked to make sure the doors were locked before she went to bed.
But everything changed when she met the men and women from Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.).
"We are an organization of bikers that come together for one cause," Bikerdad, vice president of the Los Angeles B.A.C.A., says in the video. "To empower children that have been victims of child abuse to no longer be afraid of the world that they live in."
The biker gang will welcome children into their group with their own road names, vests, patches and so forth. In the case of FA, they patrolled her house overnight, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so she knew she was safe from her abuser at all times. Anytime a victim feels afraid or wants escorts to school, court, or therapy, B.A.C.A. will come to their aid.
"We are scarier than their perpetrator, we are scarier than their demons, and it works," Tombstone, president of the Los Angeles chapter, says. "We are that single strand of barb wire between hell and happiness for them."
When FA went to court, she remembers seeing her stepfather staring at her while she testified.
"I felt like I could have just passed out or died from his glare," she says. "And I looked over and B.A.C.A. is there and they're just sitting there with their thumbs up giving me the emotional support that I needed."
Their support was enough. Her stepfather was arrested and sent to prison, and FA has moved on to finish college and get a full-time job.
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