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In 2002, Teri was at her parents' home helping out with a yard sale when her mother, with whom she had never discussed the abuse, handed her clippings from a local newspaper. The articles were about a current case against Teri's uncle—Stone was charged with molesting a young girl, Sarah Van Cleemput. He became a suspect after Sarah committed suicide and implicated him in her goodbye note.
Teri says her first reaction to Sarah's story was a feeling of empathy. "I relate to this girl's pain," she remembers thinking. "I relate to feeling the shame—like you are at fault, it's something you did, [and] you don't know how to get out of it."