Prior to this court date Patrick's attorney entered a plea of "not guilty." This was a change of plea hearing. It was at this time, when Patrick was to enter a plea of guilty. This is when he was ordered to take the sexual-psycho evaluation along with some other temporary conditions.
When it was all over we continued to sit in the room because we didn't want to interact with Patrick or his family. We were waiting for an "all clear" before we left. As we sat, stunned, numb, in disbelief that we were in the company of all these wife beaters and drunk drivers, Patrick's attorney appeared and approached us. He wanted to know if we were still going to attend church at PHF. I knew immediately why he was asking. He knew we hadn't been attending, but hadn't officially left the church. One of the court conditions was that Patrick couldn't attend the same church we were attending. Mind you, this was well before we had even considered really leaving the church. I looked at the attorney and said, "We aren't sure." He went on to elaborate that if we weren't going to attend then Patrick would be able to attend the church. Like I cared! I said, "I know what you are getting at and we don't know what we are doing!" The attorney slithered away. Later we found out that the prosecutor specifically told Patrick's attorney not to talk to us. This was only the start.