He is 75 years old and plead guilty to touching a child for lustful purpose. Two seperate girls pressed charges though I am confident there were others that simply did not come forward. My parents live in a very small (pop. 2500 ish) town and they were both thought of with much respect in the community. My mom ran a small day care in her home, and my Dad would assist her at times. Often she would take kids to dance lessons etc. and my Dad would watch any remining kids that stayed behind. It makes me sick to my stomach to even type this.
I have never been close to the man. I have never called him Dad (only by his name) and I usually only see/speak to him a couple of times a year and I only live 30 miles from him.
My Mom filed for divorce in March (the initial arrest was in Jan 2012) and it has resulted in some surprising reactions from my siblings. I have 2 sisters and we seem to be on the same page in general. But my brother (the oldest) has been shockingly supportive of my father. It has really driven a wedge between several of us.
I guess, I am just wrestling with alot of feelings about it. Sometimes I am furious, and sometimes I am just sad and embarrased. I cannot imagine what these poor little girls have been through and it enrages me that he could be so selfish and hurt so many people including his wife of 55 years!