Andreas S. - victim of sexual abuse

for Der Spiegel
by Arne Piepke
Andreas S. was sexually abused 156 times and is still fighting for recognition today. When he was ten years old, his mother sent him to the doctor because of sleeping problems; the visits became a torment for Andreas S.
34 years later, he receives compensation from the German state - 28.20 euros per offence.
Once a month he now sends money back to the federal government - in 156 payments. He doesn't feel compensated, but humiliated, by the amount and by the procedure.