I started using this website when I ended up in a long distance relationship and came to realize I couldn't do it alone and without people who understood. Thats a totally different story though. For the past month now I haven't even been using the sight much for my LDR, all my posts and journal entries are mostly about my mom. She hasn't been a very good one for a long time. But last month I found out she raped a 15 year old boy down the street, who happened to be someone I was once very close too and who I go to school with. Throughout this whole thing I've been very unsure about everything but what I did was confront my mom about it first, she denied it. I knew she did it from the moment I heard so I went and talked to my teacher and counselor about it and after much consideration I had them call CPS on my mother. She didn't know about any of this of course. As soon as she denied it and threw a fit that I wasn't defending her I stopped telling her anymore. She refused to talk to the boys parents about it, which is what you'd think any parent would do if it honestly didn't happen and I suppose that as far as she knows, nobody talks about it anymore, its all blown over and she's safe. However, she's terribly mistaken. There has been an investigation going on behind her back this whole time. I went and talked to the boys mom about it just this weekend, I wanted to apologize to her for what my mom did and everything they're having to go through. I found out that her son had to talk to CPS and some detectives, him and his mom were questioned and in two days he has a polygraph test to prove he's telling the truth. When they get the results, which I imagine you get them that day, they're going to pick up my mom. Now, this whole time I was sure I was doing the right thing, something needed to be done about a 34 year old raping a 15 year old boy. But I went behind my moms back and did everything I possibly could to make sure someone would follow through with the investigation.. is that wrong? Now that I know something being done about it and I'm not worried about that I wonder constantly if doing the right thing was the right thing for me to do. Sure my mom is obviously messed up and needs some serious help. But if you were ever around her you would never guess that she's any different from you. she's small and helpless, she depends on people, she's grown up in a small town and has never left, shes a homebody, doesnt have many friends outside of myself and our neighbor, and I'm putting her in a prison far away from the life she's always know. Rape or not it would be like putting me in a prison and I wouldn't know how to handle it honestly. Of course she's earned what she's getting I just can't help but rethink everything I did. Its also going to be a completely different life for me. Its always been just my mom and I, living with her I've alwasy been the parent, I've gained more independance than probably anyone my age, I'm not irresponsible about it, I don't do anything really that I'm not supposed to, but once my mom is taken away my dad gets primary custody. I don't talk to my or visit him and for good reasons. He thinks I'm just a little kid but its his and mymoms mistakes that has aged me beyond my years. I'll get my independence taken away I'll live in a totally different place with people i dont get along with and a place where I'm not accepted. I simply don't have a place with his family. Whats done is done. I chose to do something about my mom and now have to let otheres choose how its going to affect me. One of the main reasons I joined this group though is because I don't know what to do once my mom goes to jail. I don't want to have anything to do with her, she hurt me, she hurt one of my old friends and his family, shes leaving me behind with her reputaion and the town whore and child predator, she sent someone I love more than anything in this world and sent him 1500 miles away from me because hes older than I am, only to do something like this not evena month later. How should I react? She's my mother, should I not turn her away completely because thats not what she'd do to me.. or is it okay to go behind her back, get her sent to prison, and then never speak to her again?