Partner Testimony

Eight months on…

One woman’s account of learning to cope after discovering her husband of 25 years was an internet offender

Nothing can prepare you for the sudden realisation that your loved one has been leading a double-life. People who look at online sexual images of children often seem to their partners and family to be carrying on quite normally.
So the sudden discovery of their terrible secret can be devastating for partners and loved ones.

But all too often it is incredibly hard for those close to the offender to find the support, advice and information they need if they are to come to terms with their loved one’s behaviour.

That is why we have published one woman’s account of her shock at discovering her husband had been looking at online sexual images of children. What follows was written eight months after police burst into this woman’s home to arrest her husband on suspicion of downloading indecent images of children.

It is not an easy read. But we hope it will help other women finding themselves quite suddenly in a similar position, but with no information on what to do next and what they can expect in the coming weeks and months.

To read the full story, click here.

Of course, information, advice and support is available via our Stop it Now! Helpline. Calls are confidential and anonymous. Please call 0808 1000 900 for confidential advice and support if you have been affected by the issues raised in this article.