I have a nephew that has battered his fiance twice in the last month, most recently he was at his fathers house got angry an started chocking her, his father was there & had to chock him to relinguish his grip. So the next morning sheriff's deputies show up but the sons not there so they search the house.
Now the fathers totally focused on finding out who turned in the son, so I tell the father it could have been her or a family member of her's or even a friend. I also told him had you done what was morally right you would know who turned him in it would have been you. The person that reported him is the only one that did the right thing.
I asked had it been his daughter getting abused if he'd feel the same way about protecting the abuser? no response.
So would you report your own child to law enforcement or protect them to the bitter end?