It’s kind of hard to breathe right now. I almost couldn’t click the link.
EDIT: I feel almost…cheated(?) a bit right now. He’s been in jail for the last 9 years, and I didn’t know. I’ll have to be satisfied retroactively I guess, and happy that he hasn’t ruined any other young lives in the meantime. I made a few attempts in the past to find out if he ever got busted: whitepages.com, court records, sex offender registry, but the actual department of corrections never even occurred to me.
I made peace with the whole thing years ago, but this was just such a sudden unexpected shock that it threw me into a tailspin. It’ll take a while to sort out how I feel about all this.