Now he is back
A long time ago when I was 11 there was a man that lived in my neighborhood who would look in my window at night. My parents would call the police but he'd go back inside his house before they'd get there and they would say there was nothing they could do unless they caught him on our property. This was back whem my parents were together and my Dad did catch him one time peeking in my window late at night and beat the shit out of him.
My Dad was arrested and had to goto jail and had to do a bunch of classes and community service. Well you would think that would have stopped him but it didn't. He came back many times. I switched rooms with my parents but he figured that out quickly. My Dad would sleep in my room and rush outside when the man would peer in my window but he would get away.
We got a restraining order on him and I saw him in court. It was the first time I had seen him in full light and he was scarier than I realized. He had holes all over his face like he had horrible acne or chickenpox and scratched it when he was younger. He winked at me several times and it was so creepy. The restraining order didnt stop him from coming so we had the police do a stakeout in my room one night and sure enough he came and they caught him. They only put him in jail for a few days though.
Well it wasnt long after that he got arrested for doing things to his niece who was only 8 years old. He was living with his brother and his family, they owned the house. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison. I would frequently check the inmate search on the prisons website to make sure he was still locked up and didnt get out early.
We moved to a neighboring state. Even though he was locked up, I still had nightmares and we ended up moving because I was so scared living in that house, that he could get out at any time. My parents are not together anymore. Although they swear it's not because of me and this that they got divorced, I know it played a big part.
Three weeks ago he was released. Now he is back! He found me somehow even though I don't have a drivers license. My Mom says I'm just being paranoid but I could feel his presence outside. We live near woods and there aren't any neighboors close by and no street lights so its hard to see anything out there but I knew he was there. Then last night it was lightning, not raining but heat lightning. Thats when I saw his face. I screamed and my mom came in and we walked outside. She has a gun (a little 22) and we looked around but he had taken off.
My Mom doesnt believe he's back and says it was shadows and my mind playing tricks on me but I know I saw him and he saw me in the light of the lightning. I never turn a light on in my room after dark, I don't even use my phone or a tablet after dark in my room. I leave my blinds open because I have to know when he's out there.
Part of me wanted to believe that he would stay in jail forever or that we'd moved far enough away that he couldn't find me but deep down I knew this day would come. I am so scared and so alone. What should I do?