"This was a group of parents with grit, resilience and unconditional love. I was both devastated and proud to be among them."
The letter was posted to the North Ridgeville Police Department's Facebook page, and the memorable message has gone viral.
"I know now that it is just stuff and the real keepsakes of this part of my life, the hard-earned wisdom and complicated joys, cannot be stored in a plastic bin."
"His advances began innocently enough, or at least innocent to my 15-year-old mind."