Kevin
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Patrick and Kevin are now grown men, but the years of torturous abuse they say they suffered continues to affect their lives. "I cry every day inside knowing what could have been, what once was, what was taken from me—the innocence," Patrick says. "The potential to be somebody else."

Today, Patrick is a married father of two, but he says his past makes it difficult for him to trust people...especially anyone who interacts with his sons. "I'm a very bitter man," he says.

After being molested, Kevin says his life spun out of control. "Drugs, alcohol—it sounds cliché," he says. "I've had my hiccups. I'm not perfect, but it's a struggle every day. It's the story of my life in every aspect that you would think of. I'm still learning to deal and still trying to get past the abuse to this day."
FROM: A Two-Day Oprah Show Event: 200 Adult Men Who Were Molested Come Forward
Published on November 05, 2010

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