Wendy, Tony and Oprah

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Tony tried to put the abuse behind him and move on with his life. He and Wendy eventually bought their dream home in a neighborhood they both loved. But a horrific twist of fate would bring his past rushing back.

Three days after the family moved into their new home, Tony found out his alleged molester was living on the same block, just five doors down.

"I was scared," Tony says. "For myself. For my children."

Tony discovered that his molester had left the priesthood in 1987, married and had children. He had been living in the neighborhood for six years.

"I had a nervous breakdown," Tony says. "As close as you could come to calling the guys with the white suits and taking you to the rubber room—that was me that day."
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Published on June 13, 2005

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