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#394903 - 04/25/12 09:49 AM My letter of support to Sandusky victims
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Registered: 07/10/04
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
It's been years since I've been back here so I thought I would re-introduce myself with a copy of my letter to the Sandusky victims. I think it would be great if others could be added here.

Kenn


To the brave guys of Penn State:

I was sexually abused by a man while I was a teenager, after several years of being bullied and physically abused by my elementary school principal who was also my math teacher.

I didn't tell anyone until the principal (who knew my family) had died many years later.

I wish I had been able to come forward, as you have so bravely done, because the results of hiding have not been very happy - addiction and AIDS being the two most obvious.

This is why I am so inspired by your bravery. You have a wonderful opportunity to begin recovery from this terrible ordeal.

You can be certain it will not be easy but I just want you to know that I am one of the millions of victims who didn't come forward - all around the world - now rooting for you one hundred percent!

Best wishes,

K C (full name included in original)
Toronto, Canada

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#394912 - 04/25/12 10:49 AM Re: My letter of support to Sandusky victims [Re: Kenn]
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I sent an email of support after seeing the announcement yesterday.




Hi,

As a male survivor or sexual abuse (and every other form of abuse) I want to congratulate and support you as you stand up to the person who did this to you.

I know what you are doing is not easy under any circumstances, and this being in the very public eye only makes it that much more difficult.

It also makes you that much more courageous.

It is disgusting that the attorney for the defense is going to try to malign you and make you out to be less than credible. But for those of us who know what it is like to have been abused, we know you are telling the truth.

I hope that part of this experience includes the help of a therapist. Therapy is necessary not only to deal with the effects of having been sexually abused, but the secondary abuse that comes from taking part in the legal system and being villified.

Regardless of the outcome, know that you took a stand against the dirty secrets of your abuser and against the institutions which colluded to keep it secret.

You are heros to many who do not have a voice.

Best of luck in the upcoming trial.




(Name withheld for this posting)





Anomalous
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#395512 - 04/29/12 07:50 PM Re: My letter of support to Sandusky victims [Re: Anomalous]
Geeders Offline
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 1901
Loc: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Guys,

I think these letters of support are a great idea, and just wanted to let you that I thought so! I'll be sending my own in the days ahead.

Jim
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WoR Mysthaven 2008, Level 2 WoR Alta 2009, Kirkridge 2010, 2011, Oprah 200 men

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