Welcome Ben!

I share everything that was said above. There are over 11,000 of us here on MS who consider you a brother. You will never be alone again. And you will overcome.

And BTW, congratulations for turning the bastard in to the police. That one step saved other children from falling into his hands. For that, you are a hero!

"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
Joni Mitchell