Catherine St. Germain was just a normal woman who married the man she loved. She had known him for 20 years, and they dated for a long time before getting married. She had her daughter and the love of her life by her side, and she felt unstoppable.
But all of that came crashing down when she got a heartbreaking call from the police. Her husband — the one with whom she had three more children — sexually assaulted her oldest daughter. As any good parent would, she immediately kicked him out and pressed charges.
It is absolutely imperative that we believe victims when they say they’ve been abused. If you or someone you know is facing a similar problem, please reach out. For further assistance, there are plenty of resources out there — like this hotline — that can connect you with people who want to help survivors stay strong.