Seven Counts of Raping a Child *UPDATE 7/6* *Update 9/6*
This is what I just found out that my husband's "brother" (a man he grew up with, his best friend from grade school) was charged with. By his stepdaughter, that he raised from infancy.
I am fucking stunned.
I don't know how to tell him. He was molested and raped as a child by his stepdad. It's a huge trigger for him.
*ETA* She said that they're talking about striking a deal so it doesn't have to go to Trial. She told me the offer is "SOSA: Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative" which includes 11 years of "punishment" ... 1 year has to be in jail, and the other years he has 60 "rules" he has to follow such as drug testing, weekly therapy, alcohol testing, etc. Does anyone know anything about this program?
I told him. I finally found the right time, and he was finally in the right frame of mind. So I told him everything.
It was hard. He didn't want to believe it at first, but he knows he has no reason to think she is lying.
He feels like I'm the only person in the world he can trust now. This man was the man he measured all others by. The one person in the world he knew he could trust. He doesn't really know how to deal with this, but he's glad I told him. He didn't meltdown. He didn't start screaming or yelling. He didn't panic or otherwise freak out. He took all the information in, and then we talked, for a long time.
I'm pretty proud of him.
My niece messaged me yesterday and let me know that they had the Plea Hearing. He pled guilty to 2 charges of raping a child. She said it was hard, but it was good to see him stand up and admit it. I haven't told Husband yet that he pled guilty, he's been harboring some hope that his brother didn't really do it. I guess it's time for him to see the truth...