There are many reasons why victims may not seek help from service providers or law enforcement.
I didn’t tell anyone. I kept it to myself until I got a call from the FBI that he’d been arrested for something else and asked would I talk. Having to go face everything and realize how serious everything was. For the longest time I didn’t even think it was that serious.
As a service provider, it is important that you can recognize the potential indicators and red flags that a victim may display to initiate their pathway to safety so that you can help them seek safety.