I became friends with a really nice woman about five months ago. We were introduced at church and I became involved in a committee that she is in charge of. We have spent a tremendous amount of time together and really gotten to know each other. Our husbands have hit it off and are now friends also. My adult son got a job working "under" her husband and they carpool 3 days a week.
The point I am getting at is that we have all become very close and really enjoy each other's company. BUT, today I received some rather shocking news about my new girlfriend and I am reeling! I was told that she is listed on the sex offenders website for our state. I checked the site and was totally shocked to find out that 12 years ago she was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor.
I am dumbfounded...blown away. I really have no idea what to think or do about what I know. I don't dare discuss this with my husband before I fully digest this information. Should I tell my friend that I know? How would you handle this situation? I am confused to say the least.