Age: 41

Age when first abused: 11

"I hope to just communicate to people to ask the hard questions of their children. Because, many times, we're looking east and the perpetrator is west. Or we're looking north and the perpetrator is south. I think 90 percent of the kids that this happens to personally know the perpetrator. We're looking on America's Most Wanted, and we're looking for some derelict to walk up to our kids and offer them candy. But just such a great deal of people are experiencing this—a great deal of children are experiencing this—under their own roof. The perpetrators live with you, many times—brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, uncles and aunts.

I just hope that this show can open the eyes and just break the silence in so many communities where it's not talked about."


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