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My wife was just out of town for a week, visiting her family in Florida. Suddenly I found I had a lot more time on my hands, so I hunkered down to work. I checked off everything on my to-do list, and the house was suddenly cleaner than it had been in recent memory. But according to Floyd Kinney, Jr., a man currently on trial in Pennsylvania for molesting two girls, my wife's absence could've led to activities much more sinister than just scrubbing the bathtub. Like, for instance, molesting people.

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My wife was just out of town for a week, visiting her family in Florida. Suddenly I found I had a lot more time on my hands, so I hunkered down to work. I checked off everything on my to-do list, and the house was suddenly cleaner than it had been in recent memory. But according to Floyd Kinney, Jr., a man currently on trial in Pennsylvania for molesting two girls, my wife's absence could've led to activities much more sinister than just scrubbing the bathtub. Like, for instance, molesting people.

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