"They found him."

"Is he alive?" I asked.


One of the victim's parents called me with the news. Ivan ran and attempted to get away but the authorities found him. Ivan was captured alive and confessing that he had a deviant attraction to young children.

I wished that relief and hope lingered more than the dread tightening in the pit of my stomach, but that didn't happen. I wished I could rest knowing the end of the crisis was near, but that didn't happen either. The crisis continued for three more years. During that time I learned about the Alligator, who he was, what he did, why he committed so many crimes, how his thirty-plus-year crime spree came to an end, and how to heal from the wounds of criminal abuse. Get help. To take that next click here.

I've written about the Alligator in the Ocean in a manuscript and I hope to share it with you soon.

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