When I turned 15, my father started touching my butt, as if I were still a child. A pat on the butt, for a child is considered playful. But, what I am wondering is, is this normal for my father to still be doing this to me? I am 26 now. I have asked him constantly so stop, but he continues. He says he's only joking or playing around. I confronted my mother when I was 16, she didn't believe me. When I turn 19, I tried telling my mom again, that time she believed me, but did nothing about it. My parents don't have a abusive relationship. I told her again a few years ago, after many attempts to tell him to stop myself, but he continues no matter what my mom says now. She's confronted him more than once, it dies down for a bit, then he continues with the same excuse...he's "joking". I have a younger sister, but he only does it to me. I have threatened him in the past, such as telling him I will call the police and have him arrested. But, I'm scared to ruin the family. I need to know if this is considered molestation? I need to know what my next step will be when he does it again, and he will.