Victory for our Hero Bug
Great day for Bug. The perp took a plea deal and was handed down a sentence of 35 years. Bug did not have to appear in court but asked her mom to read an impact statement on her behalf. Throughout the entire proceeding the perp showed no emotion until it was time for Bug’s statement to be read. Bug’s mom said that once it was read you could “see it on his face” that he realized he no longer had control over Bug and she was no longer going to be a victim. We saw Bug grow from a shy scared little girl to the hero we always knew she was. During our last visit with her she no longer craved the attention from her BACA brothers and sisters, but instead chose to play with her brother and cousin. The impact of our involvement could not have been more apparent.