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(Revised Edition 2012)Is a young girl ever safe from a sex predator?Shortly after her family moves to Colorado, eleven-year-old Shannon Marsh is cunningly seduced and molested by her teenage neighbor, Gene Gillian. When her mother learns of herMore(Revised Edition 2012)Is a young girl ever safe from a sex predator?Shortly after her family moves to Colorado, eleven-year-old Shannon Marsh is cunningly seduced and molested by her teenage neighbor, Gene Gillian. When her mother learns of her assault, she refuses to disclose to anyone that her daughter has been molested or to report Gene’s crime. Two years later, Gene brutally rapes eighth grader Connie Wojcik when she is walking home from a Halloween party. Despite being arrested and his voice identified, Gene is once again able to escape being indicted.Connie is left to struggle with her emotional and psychological trauma, while her parents and brother try to deal with the affect her assault is having on their own lives. A therapist who was herself a victim of childhood sexual molestation counsels Connie to accept that although her physical virginity was stolen from her, only she can choose when and to whom she will surrender her innocence spiritually. While Connie works to recover her self-esteem and confidence, Gene Gillian continues to seek out new prey.In Part II of the story, Alan Thornton is a college senior who befriends a preternaturally mature thirteen-year-old girl living with her promiscuous mother in the same apartment building. Ten years later, Alan is a respected Human Resources Director at a northern Colorado hospital. A lover of baseball and fly-fishing, he is devoted to his assistant coaching position with a young girls’ softball team. When one of the girls is sexually molested but refuses to name her attacker, her mother begins to suspect her popular assistant coach. Distraught over the suspicion that he is a pedophile, Alan is haunted by an incident during his last year at CSU when he took questionable photographs of his young friend, Tiffany.A story of love and friendship, Inviolate depicts the blind innocence of young people unaware of a potential threat that can exist anywhere at any time. Based on true incidents, it illustrates the terror and humiliation of sexual assault and the collateral damage that is inflicted on a victims loved ones.