ORLANDO WOMAN’S “WORST NIGHTMARE” INSPIRES FIGHT TO END FLORIDA’S STATUTE OF LIMITATION FOR CHILD SEX ABUSE
October 30, 2019
For almost 50 years, Donna Hedrick battled bouts of depression and nightmares while she coped with a traumatic past: When she was 15, a trusted teacher at her Orange County high school, in whom she had confided about problems at home, had invited her to his house. She went, hoping for help.
Instead, she said, he raped her.
In the years since, Hedrick has gradually found some peace, confiding in her husband and now-grown children — and even confronting her abuser on the phone. But about two years