She Is Fighting To Stop Her Father From Hurting Anyone Else
One Georgia woman has taken it upon herself to alert others about the danger her father poses as a sex offender by posting a huge message on a billboard in his hometown. Tamara Martin was abused by her father, Earl B. Pillow, who had sex with her when she was nine in 1977.
Pillow pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years probation and counseling, but when he requested the clinic to stop, after three sessions, the clinic agreed. The most unfair detail about this gross act of incest is that because Martin was abused almost 40 years ago, no sex offender registry lists Pillow.
Martin asserted, “I went from “bury it, bury it, bury it,” to “I have to do something with this that is positive … I will not be complicit to him hurting someone else because I’m holding my tongue about it.”
The billboard reads, “Earl B. Pillow of Brookneal has multiple convictions for sex crimes against children. Facebook.com The People’s Sex Offender Registry. This message is the sole responsibility of Tamara Martin, Earl’s daughter and victim.”
“I think it’s important that people stand up, find their voice, and push back.”
“People need to know who’s in their communities. It gets more bearable. But it never goes away.”