After speaking with the original detective of this case, I was sick. She and the A.D.A. spent hours with their mother this morning. She had backed up every statement the kids have made and confessed to more. They will now be working on cases to arrest them. It turns out he had favorites. That is no surprise but the specific children were. It is the ones that had been claiming they "do not remember" until they recently (in the last month) said they knew the others were abused. In a way, that makes sense. They shut it all out. The 3 do not have the extreme anger issues. In fact, 2 of them have struggled to have any true emotions. They are numb. The other was the one the father accused of lying abut him when I confronted him with accusations 18 months ago. It is likely the very reason one has asked if we would hear her testimony. She fears we will find out.
I am sick. My heart hurts. I am not sure I really wanted to know. I am relieved I will not be in the courtroom for her testimony. I think I need to find a way to convince my DH to stay out, too.