Sen. Barbara Mikulski (Maryland), who used to be a child services worker in Baltimore, chaired a hearing on setting national policies for preventing, recognizing and reporting child abuse.http://help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=12f57f31-5056-9502-5d46-d6c877eaa515
The first witness was former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy, whose sexual abuse charges sent his junior league coach Graham James to the slam (briefly). I met him and got him to sign my copy of his book, "Why I Didn't Say Anything." I told him I'm always glad to hear when a perp gets caught, because the guy I knew didn't.
This is a very good post. It's important.
My severe abuse in the scout camp occurred in Maryland, the State in which she (Sen. Mikulski) is a Senator. It was a camp operated by the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Yes I am still angry about it. I gave open testimony regarding this matter to a committee of the City Council of the Nations Capital in 2008. She may have been there, I don't remember for sure. My testimony was essentially what I presented here in MS as pufferfish story part 5. The committee members received a copy of my story. The matter is out there for them to know about. They shouldn't deny it. I have spent a heap of money on counseling. How many other boys were destroyed by the abuser who abused me? Probably many. As far as I know I'm the only one who'se ever stepped forward about it.http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...9028#Post219028
So, my story has been presented to an offical committee in the nations capital and to the F.B.I. on different occasions. I have a letter to this affect.