Linda it was so very brave of you to share your experiences. I feel so bad for what you and your daughter and son, have gone through. "He" doesn't deserve a relationship with any of you. I ache for the lifelong issues you all are dealing with.
It sounds like your DD is an amazing, very strong young woman. She has moved forward and is raising a wonderful family. I am sure she will be more protective of her children, but that is ok.
Here you were raising your family, doing all the right things. And, then get this kick in the gut. Not your fault. Not at all. He is to blame 100%. I am surprised he could not be convicted, even though your DD was older at the time of the trial. But, nothing surprises me any more about our legal system.
Thank you Linda. I am sure your story will help others. Many who are hurting or wounded, will no longer feel so alone.