Like I said above, it was a country town. Decent sized, but I never for the life of me expected there was so much DV and abuse of children in this town. There were 3 paedo.philes living there that were under Dept of Justice supervision! And more that we became aware of.
I even met one at a party. He was a friend's friends new BF. He made the hairs on my neck stand up and just grossed me out. 12 months later she was in our office because her 6yo daughter told her he was abusing her and her 4yo sister.
Like Witwicky said, it changed me too. How can it not? But I am glad I know the things I know, because I can teach my kids it's not only strangers you need to be aware of, that their body is their own and they can ALWAYS tell me if anyone touches them, no matter what that person says I will say or do. Teach them the correct names for their body parts so there is no confusion (ie kid telling treacher "Daddy touches my flower") and I know the signs to look for in them and their little friends. For those reasons, I'd rather know what I know than not know it.