I don’t know how you are supposed to feel when you are told a horror story by the police, and then you have to go in and provide top notch care for the person who they tell you is the creator of that horror story.
What we have to do is remember that maybe, just maybe the story is missing some details, and maybe things aren’t as they seem. We have to remember that the person in front of us, monster or not, is still a person. We have to remember that even if the story is true, this person should be allowed a trial, and that we are not the judge or jury.
You know what? Never mind all of that. When you are in the middle of a trauma, your training takes over and you think about the circumstances later.
But it is still difficult.