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Harry Folger, 73, served almost 13 years in prison on a 15-year sentence, and has 15 years of probation. Before prison, it wasn’t a happy home life.

“It was a rough family environment, with alcohol abuse by my parents, and when I was 5 or 6, I was molested by a female babysitter. I never felt like telling anyone. I joined the Navy right after high school, married my high school sweetheart, and yet I never could settle down. There were a lot of affairs, a lot of drinking. I never had a real sense of love, between my parents and my babysitter it was twisted. And I was looking for the right kind of love. I molested my 11 ½ year old step-granddaughter. Prison has a way of changing your outlook though. It has a way of rearranging your priorities. It wasn’t a pleasant place to be; it’s not supposed to be. So I had a lot of time to reflect. I don’t live a Jekyl and Hyde life anymore. It’s all out in the open. I’m more relaxed and more in tune with God. It’s all about choices, and now I have the tools to make the right ones. Now I ask, is this what Christ would want me to do.”
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Harry Folger, 73, served almost 13 years in prison on a 15-year sentence, and has 15 years of probation. Before prison, it wasn’t a happy home life. <br />
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“It was a rough family environment, with alcohol abuse by my parents, and when I was 5 or 6, I was molested by a female babysitter. I never felt like telling anyone. I joined the Navy right after high school, married my high school sweetheart, and yet I never could settle down. There were a lot of affairs, a lot of drinking.  I never had a real sense of love, between my parents and my babysitter it was twisted. And I was looking for the right kind of love. I molested my 11 ½ year old step-granddaughter. Prison has a way of changing your outlook though. It has a way of rearranging your priorities. It wasn’t a pleasant place to be; it’s not supposed to be. So I had a lot of time to reflect. I don’t live a Jekyl and Hyde life anymore. It’s all out in the open. I’m more relaxed and more in tune with God. It’s all about choices, and now I have the tools to make the right ones. Now I ask, is this what Christ would want me to do.”