What a load of crap.
We have truth on our side, but where is the justice? I am still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that this man was found not guilty of all his crimes. That he was free to walk out of that court room and to continue to live his life as if nothing has happened. May he rot.
I've heard all the platitudes: 'God works in mysterious ways'; 'Karma is a bitch'; 'He's already lost everything'; 'He will get his somewhere down the road', etc. The only one I agree with, somewhat, is 'The girls have already won'. Yes, they have. They faced their abuser and exposed the ugly secret, exposed him for the monster he is. They can move on and live their life. They are free. But how sweet it would have been to know that others believed them, validated their story?
We'll never know why he was found not guilty. The only explanation can be 'reasonable doubt'. Or someone got to the jury, which wouldn't surprise me. Everything I thought has been tossed out the window. I thought our witnesses were stronger (from what I heard from others in the courtroom); the defense witnesses were weak; the SA did a great job in poking holes in the defenses 'reasonable doubt' presentation; that truth and goodness would win over lies and evilness. And now I am left trying to fathom, trying to make sense of it all.
I feel as though I am in a bad dream, that someone is going to call and say 'just kidding!'...I keep going over and over in my mind the scenarios...it doesn't matter. I will never understand. I thought I would be okay with whatever the outcome, but I am not. I am angry, sad, confused, dismayed. What faith I had in the our justice system is null and void. This is truly a travesty of justice.
I am happy the girls feel they have won. They are strong, and brave, and courageous. They can put this behind them now and move forward....he doesn't have any hold on them, for the secret is out. I am happy for them. I only wish truth and justice had been served: my nieces, my entire family, all our supporters, know that it was not. His lawyer knows that justice was not served ~ this man defends child molesters for a living; he knows when a story is true or not...there is no way he can say those girls were lying. What a sad, horrible man to defend such people. I hope he rots.
We will never know the reasons why. I know I must move forward, as my brave nieces and sister are doing. It is what it is, right? Truth and justice. What a load of crap.