When I was a child, there was a molester by the name of William Blackwell aka "Grizzly".
He was arrested and "we" were asked to testify.
I was ask if I believed in God.
I had been in quite a precocious child and had researched many religions and had already concluded it was ridiculous.
My answer was no
I was then asked if I knew the difference between good and bad, a lie And the truth.
I assured them that I did
They proceeded to take my testimony and I was cross examined. This was back before children were protected behind video cameras and the like. In the 1980s really, not that long ago perhaps I should mention this is Canada.
After putting me through this, I found out immediately after because I had not sworn on the Bible and claimed not to believe in God my testimony was not taken stricken from the record and considered untrustworthy.
Somehow, to this day we still allow the majority with obvious delusions to have influences in our courts and political systems.
We need far more outspoken anti theist to stand up to this ridiculousness.
But if you had lied and said you did believe in God, your testimony would have been believed. So very sad, that the delusional folks always seem to get the last word. Hopefully the testimony collection wasn't rigged politically to protect the alleged perpetrator.
We all gotta keep speaking up for more awareness about this kind of thing. Have you ever thought of submitting an article to your local paper or something, so it would be read by your local community? It might make a difference going forward.
So sorry to learn you had a molester in your childhood - I imagine most of us did also - but they never were reported. Glad you were able to testify.