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Breathless, I agree that relief is a normal emotion. Your story reminded me of my mother’s story. Her third marriage was to a man who was caught soliciting sex from a 14 year old. He was in jail for his crime and awaiting sentencing when he died of a heart attack. Apparently, the jail forgot to give him his heart medications. My mother – in one of her few intelligent acts – sued the jail and got a settlement. When my mother died, that settlement became part of my sister’s and my inheritance. My sister always felt guilty taking what she called “dirty money.” I felt totally fine about it. It was probably one of the few good things that came out of that relationship, and one of the few things my mother ever did for us.