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Andrew was convicted of first-degree child molestation and he spent six months in jail. Andrew is still married to Angelina's mother and he is now on probation and has been prohibited from contacting Angelina. They live at opposite ends of the country and they have not seen each other since he was taken away in handcuffs. Today, they meet face-to-face for the first time since he went to jail.

Andrew: I am nervous and I have a weight being lifted off of me right now, because I've got some things I've needed to say this poor young lady for a long time. …You know what I would like to say first, Angelina, I am so sorry for what I did to you. I took your love, your trust and, most importantly, your innocence, and I betrayed you in the ugliest way. I wish I could take the hurt from you. I really do. I know I can't. But, I'm proud of you for being here. And you're terrific. I think you're gonna be great. A great woman. Thank you.

Angelina: Thank you. I want to know why. Why did you do it?

Andrew: You know, in my mind, I was looking for love. I was looking for acceptance. I found it in the innocence of a child. You. I felt loved by you in a way that I can barely explain. And I used you to make me feel better.
FROM: I Shot My Molester
Published on October 01, 2004