Dear Bethany, I hope the bastard gets life! Unfortunately, there is injustice with these cases. I pray yours is successful. It is okay to prepare yourself for the worst. I missed being able to prosecute my cousin who raped me as a child by 18 months. He did get away with it! He had other victims as well my older brother and his younger sister. It was a hard, long road but with the love of my husband and an amazing counselor I survived it! That was 20 yrs ago.
We will not see justice served with my youngest daughter either. It happended 14 yrs ago and my son is now an adult and he can't be charged with any crime because he was a juvenile. He was 12, she was 4. She has us though and she is fighting her way through it! My son's punishment will be losing his family. Our daughter must come first.
Your daughter has you: an amazing, loving mom who is willing to fight for her. Her chances of surviving this are better than ever because you are dealing with it in the here and now. You are saving her years of torment. Remember that if things don't work out how you would like them too with the monsters that hurt her. One last thing- I made my cousin's life as hellish as I possibly could. I called CPS on him ( he had several children) and I told his wife and she left and divorced him. I also told everyone I could in my extended family about him because I didn't want him to do this to any other child. Some of my family was 100% behind me and some were not. I realize you may have a gag order because of the trial so be careful with that one. Good luck and God bless!
Posted on Feb 24, 2012, 6:57 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168