Forensic and legal psychology - chapter 6: evaluating the. Linda sterling ran a daycare centre from her home, one day a mother of a 2 year old daughter (who attended the day care) noticed that there was a diaper rash and redness around her genitals. When the daughter was questioned, she replied a stranger poked my bum ; and when asked to repeat the statement, she added that she was poked with a pink rope . When using a doll to ask the daughter how the stranger hurt her and who the stranger was. The child replied a name referring to linda sterling"s 25 y. o. son and husband. The police force was notified of the matter and a police investigation conducted, with 17 families whose children attended sterling"s daycare being contacted. 13 children interviewed individually, and repeatedly by police officers, therapists and medical practitioners.